A cult writer since the 1980s, he was recognized already in his early creative years as the “main representative of the psychological thriller”, for the labyrinthic, alienating and almost metaphysical portrait of New York in his famous New York Trilogy (1987). Success arrived after ten intense years enriched by experience, enhanced by nomadic journeys through Paris, Dublin, Rome and Madrid, during which he undertook a varied number of jobs, from ghost writer for silent movies to literary critic. His novels The Music of Chance (1990), Leviathan (1992), The Brooklyn Follies (2005), in addition to those ones of the last decade, such as Man in the dark (2008), Invisible (2009), Sunset Park (2010), confirm Auster as an extraordinary poet of an inexplicable world ruled by chance. In the nineties he dedicated himself to cinema: Smoke and Blue in the Face (1995) are two revelatory movies by Wayne Wang, written and adapted by Auster. He also directed: Lulu on the Bridge (1998), and The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007). In 2013 Auster and Coetzee published Here and Now: Letters 2008-2011, a correspondence of intellectual reflections about the most oddly assorted themes. In 2015 Spike Jonze directed Mr. Vertigo, based on the same Auster’s novel (1994). In Italy his books are published by Einaudi.