Paul Auster: Lightning bolt death changed my life


At 14-years-old Paul Auster witnessed a boy next to him struck down dead by lightning during a thunderstorm.

The American author said it changed his life forever - he thinks about it every day and it never goes away. It highlighted for him how in the blink of an eye the whole world could change.

Talking Books reflects contemporary America through the perspectives of some of the country's biggest writers. The interview with Paul Auster can be seen on BBC World News TV on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.