ABOUT KURT
VONNEGUT

A giant of American literature, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) is the author of 14 novels, including the classic anti-war novel Slaughterhouse-Five, a Modern Library 100 Best Novels selection. His other works include Cat’s Cradle, Mother Night, Breakfast of Champions, and A Man without a Country. Vonnegut’s signature blend of satire, American history, and empathy for the human condition has earned a worldwide following.

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In a fine essay published by The New Yorker, Salman Rushdie offers his thoughts on Slaughterhouse-Five. Comparisons to Catch-22 and War and Peace are ...

It’s been fifty years since Delacorte Press first published Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, Slaughterhouse-Five, on March 31, 1969. The novel...

The celebration of the 50th anniversary of Slaughterhouse-Five continues with news of two recent group readings of Vonnegut’s classic novel.  First...

In 2019 The Daily Vonnegut will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1969 masterpiece, Slaughterhouse-Five, R...

On November 11, 1922, a peephole opened quite suddenly in Indianapolis.  Light and sound poured in, and the wisp of undifferentiated nothingness we n...

After a brief hiatus, The Daily Vonnegut will return this Sunday with new trivia and some Vonnegut video.  Until then, here’s a quote from Vonn...

With another school shooting in the news last week, it’s worth revisiting some of Kurt Vonengut’s writing about guns.  In Fates Worst tha...

Check out this 2011 interview with Vonnegut’s long-time agent, business manager, and friend Donald Farber. Donald Farber on the Legacy of Kurt V...

Tom Carson offers an extended essay on George Roy Hill’s adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five on the Library of America webs...