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University of Copenhagen names author Paul Auster honorary alumnus

On 13 May the University of Copenhagen appoints world famous American author Paul Auster honorary alumnus
University of Copenhagen names author Paul Auster honorary alumnus

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Auster receives the honorary title in recognition of a remarkable body of work that attracts general readers as well as academics in great numbers, but also for the special connection he has formed with his large Danish audience: Auster has released six of his novels in Denmark in advance of their publication in English.

When Rector Ralf Hemmingsen appoints internationally acclaimed American writer Paul Auster honorary alumnus at a ceremony in University of Copenhagen’s Ceremonial Hall, he will be the first foreign-language novelist to receive the honours.

With the nomination, Paul Auster joins a select group of 10 honorary alumni, including Richard Levin, President of Yale University.

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