Paul Auster (2017 Event)
The great American novelist makes his first ever appearance at the Book Festival. In 4 3 2 1, Paul Auster gives Archibald Isaac Ferguson, an only child, four different stories. Four Fergusons made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy, will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Chapter by chapter, the rotating narrative dances across mid-20th century America. At 70, Paul Auster presents his finest work in this event filmed live at the 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival.