Kurt Vonnegut

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A Fan Story: How I Got a Signed Vonnegut


GalapagosYou may recall the short Q&A I did with Dan Wakefield, editor of Kurt Vonnegut: Letters. The Q&A was only one part of our conversation. I also shared a story with Wakefield about how I manged to get a novel signed by Kurt Vonnegut. feel a little embarrassed now about what I did, but Wakefield assured me that Vonnegut probably did get a kick out of it and that I should share the story with others. So here’s the story of how I managed to get my signed Vonnegut:

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A Q&A with Dan Wakefield, Editor, ‘Kurt Vonnegut: Letters’


A Q&A with Dan Wakefield, Editor, ‘Kurt Vonnegut: Letters’

Dan Wakefield was a longtime friend of the legendary American author Kurt Vonnegut: a writer whose brilliant fiction straddled the lines between science fiction, mainstream literature and social satire for half a dozen decades. Vonnegut’s best-known contribution to literature remains the time-travel novel/memoir Slaughterhouse Five, but this is only one small part of his writing [...]

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So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut’s Classic SF novel ‘Slaughterhouse Five’ Banned from Missouri Public High School Library Shelves


So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut’s Classic SF novel ‘Slaughterhouse Five’ Banned from Missouri Public High School Library Shelves

A Missouri public school board voted four to zero to remove two books out of a proposed three from the library of Republic High School Monday. One of them was Kurt Vonnegut’s science fiction novel Slaughterhouse Five. Four members were absent for the late evening vote.
The 1969 novel uses a plot involving time travel and [...]

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So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Opens in Indianapolis


So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Opens in Indianapolis

The New York Times has a rather nice piece about the opening of the new Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in downtown Indianapolis. Although Vonnegut lived in New York for the latter part of his life, his roots were in the midwest, and the new museum honors this. Visitors can see Vonnegut’s old typewriter, paintings and [...]

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Would Kilgore Trout be proud?


Today is a day we are really excited about. There is more Kurt Vonnegut in the world.
Specifically, a brand new story that has never been published before: “Hello, Red.”
Even better, there will be another unreleased Kurt Vonnegut story coming on September 29th titled “The Petrified Ants.”
There is one catch: you’ll have to read them as [...]

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