1969 – Born on Chicago and raised in Ohip and Arkansas.
– He attended the University of Chicago and got a degree in English literature.
1997 – His first full-length play, Skyscraper, ran off-Broadway.
2000 – Auburn is best known for his play Proof.
2001 – Won the Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
2005 – Auburn has adapted it into a film.
– He has also been awarded the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
2006 – His most recent work is the screenplay for the movie The Lake House, released by Warner Bros.