This was one of the first Paul Auster jackets I did (for Danish publisher Per Kofod), and it gave me the chance to go visit Paul in his Brooklyn studio. The book describes Auster's relationship with his father, and I took the opportunity to make a modern version of the old trick photo of Auster Sr. that had been chosen for the cover.
I used the leftover contact sheets (remember those?) to make the random mosaic of Paul for myself. I did end up using it on the back though.
The photos of Auster smoking and reading his hand-written manuscript are from the same day.