Private: Auster: “going through a period of writing about debilitated men”

Sean O’Hagan meets Paul Auster in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and interviews the author about his latest novel, Oracle Night:

‘Maybe it’s my age, but I think I am going through a period of writing about debilitated men,’ laughs Auster. ‘I’ve started something new recently, and though it’s very early days and things could change, this character, too, is somewhat wobbly. I don’t know what it is except maybe this moment of my life, this sudden sense of encroaching mortality.’