Vonnegut 2020?

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 Vonnegut friend (and former student), novelist John Irving, from a 1986 interview in The Paris Review.

“I tell you, Kurt Vonnegut would be a better president than any president we’ve had since I’ve been voting.”

Hi Ho!


“New” Vonnegut story available in The Atlantic

The Atlantic Monthly has published a newly discovered Vonnegut story, “The Drone King,” in this month’s edition.   You can read the story at the following link:


The story was discovered by writer Dan Wakefield and Vonnegut scholar Jerome Klinkowitz as they were reading through Vonnegut’s papers at the Lilly Library at Indiana University while working on Vonnegut’s Complete Stories, soon to be published by Seven Stories Press.  According to Klinkowitz, “The Drone King” was written in the early 1950’s, at the beginning of Vonnegut’s career.

To celebrate the publication of Kurt Vonnegut Complete Stories, The Daily Vonnegut is giving away a free copy of the book.  Sign up to follow The Daily Vonnegut between September 20 and October 1 and you’ll be entered to win.  We’ll pick one person at random to receive the free copy of Kurt Vonnegut Complete Stories.  You can also enter by sending an email to thedailyvonnegut@gmail.com.