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Kurt Vonnegut Jr

USA (1922 - 2007)
Uncle of Laureen Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922. He studied at the universities of Chicago and Tennessee and later began to write short stories for magazines. His first novel, Player Piano, was published in 1951 and since then he has written many novels, among them: The Sirens of Titan (1959), Mother Night (1961), Cat's Cradle (1963), God Bless You Mr Rosewater (1964), Welcome to the Monkey House; a collection of short stories (1968), Breakfast of Champions (1973), Slapstick, or Lonesome No More (1976), Jailbird (1979), Deadeye Dick (1982), Galapagos (1985), Bluebeard (1988) and Hocus Pocus (1990). During the Second World War he was held prisoner in Germany and was present at the bombing of Dresden, an experience which provided the setting for his most famous work to date, Slaughterhouse Five (1969). He has also published a volume of autobiography entitled Palm Sunday (1981) and a collection of essays and speeches, Fates Worse Than Death (1991).
Anthologies edited
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Anthologies containing stories by Kurt Vonnegut Jr

Short stories
All the King's Horses
Deer in the Works
The Euphio Question
The Foster Portfolio
Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son
The Hyannis Port Story
The Kid Nobody Could Handle
The Lie
Long Walk to Forever
The Manned Missiles
Miss Temptation
More Stately Mansions
New Dictionary
Next Door
Report on the Barnhouse Effect
Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog
Where I Live
Who Am I This Time?
Unready to Wear (1953)
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1954)
Harrison Bergeron (1961)
2 B R 0 2 B [short story] (1962)
Welcome to the Monkey House [short story] (1968)
The Big Space Fuck (1972)

Hugo Best Novel nominee (1960) : The Sirens of Titan
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1964) : Cat's Cradle
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1970) : Slaughterhouse-Five
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1970) : Slaughterhouse-Five
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1986) : Galapagos
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1997) : Timequake

Books about Kurt Vonnegut Jr
Kurt Vonnegut Jr recommends
Some of Your Blood
Some of Your Blood (1961)
Theodore Sturgeon
"A master storyteller certain to fascinate."
One Fearful Yellow Eye
One Fearful Yellow Eye (1966)
(Travis McGee, book 8)
John D MacDonald
"To diggers a thousand years from now...the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."
Stories of Breece D'J Pancake
Stories of Breece D'J Pancake (1983)
Breece D'J Pancake
"The best, most sincere writer I've ever read."

Strangers (2011)
Nigel Gray
"Everything of Nigel Gray's I have read is humane, wise and linguisticly melodic."

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