Award-winning author whose works blend existentialism and absurdism with crime fiction. He’s known for Moon Palace (1989), The Music of Possibility (1990), as well as the Reserve of Illusions (2002), among various other works. He went to Columbia College or university and subsequently shifted to Paris, where he became a translator of French books. His debut literary function was a 1982 memoir known as The Invention of Solitude. He had written the screenplay for the 2007 film, The Internal Lifestyle of Martin Frost. He was created to middle-class Jewish parents in Newark, NJ. He was wedded double– to Lydia Davis and Siri Hustvedt– and fathered one young child through each relationship. He was inspired with the renowned Irish writer, Samuel Beckett.