Jewish-American writer Paul Auster dies from lung cancer at 77

File: US writer Paul Auster looks on in Lyon, France, on January 16, 2018. (JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)
File: US writer Paul Auster looks on in Lyon, France, on January 16, 2018. (JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)

NEW YORK — Paul Auster, the prolific Jewish-American author whose works included “The New York Trilogy,” has died of complications from lung cancer, The New York Times reports. He was 77.

Auster died at his home in Brooklyn, the newspaper says, citing a friend of the novelist, Jacki Lyden.

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