Paul Auster’s son dies of overdose, accused of his daughter’s death

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A new tragedy strikes the Auster family. Daniel Auster, the son of novelist Paul Auster, who was out on bail accused of an alleged involuntary manslaughter for the death of his daughter, died last Tuesday of an overdose, according to the newspaper on Thursday The New York Post.

Auster, 44, was out on bail and facing manslaughter charges in the Nov. 1 death of his 10-month-old daughter, Ruby, explain the rotary.

The well-known writer’s son died of a drug overdose, police sources told the Post. The overdose is believed to have been accidental because he was still on drugs when he was found and the dose was similar to what I normally tookaccording to the sources.

death of his daughter

Auster had been caring for her 10-month-old daughter, Ruby, on the afternoon of November 1 when emergency crews responded to a 911 call from her Brooklyn residence and found the baby unconscious.

The little girl was rushed to New York Methodist Hospital where her death was certified and an autopsy concluded that Ruby died of an overdose of fentanyl and heroin, authorities said, although how he ingested the drugs could not be determined.

Auster was arrested on April 15 and charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

The newspaper recalls that more than two decades ago the problematic son of the writer pleaded guilty to stealing $3,000 from a drug dealer. Daniel’s mother is the author and translator Lydia Davis, whom the novelist divorced in 1978.

Daniel Auster with his father.

international novelist

Paul Auster is one of the most internationally recognized American novelists. Acclaimed by critics and the public, Auster is one of the fixtures in any pool of the great literary prizes. The writer was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature in 2006.

Auster became very popular in the eighties as a result of his first novel, “The Invention of Solitude” (1982), an autobiographical essay that was followed by great titles such as “The New York Trilogy”, “The Palace of the Moon”, “Timbuktu”, “Leviathan”, “The Book of Illusions”, “The Night of the Oracle”.

Auster has described the creative process as an open-heart operation: “You have to get to a state where you disappear, you leave yourself behind, and you’re a medium through which it’s happening,” Auster recounted, adding that he couldn’t write without reaching that state because “you have to open yourself up so much that you can get into other people’s minds and souls.”


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