1947 - Born on February 3rd in Newark, New Jersey. American author and screenwriter.
1969 - Received his B.A. in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University.
1970 - Earned his M.A. Comparative Literature, Columbia University.
1974 - Married to Lydia Davis on October 6th.
1981 - Married to Siri Hustvedt.
1985-1992 - Author of the books City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room, In The Country of Last Things, Moon Palace, The Music of Chance, Leviathan and The Red Notebook.
1993 - Appeared in The Music of Chance.
- Received Prix Médicis étranger for Leviathan.
1994 - He wrote Mr. Vertigo.
1995 - Director of the film Blue in the Face.
1998 - He directed the film Lulu on the Bridge.
2002-2003 - Wrote the books The Book of Illusions and Oracle Night.
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