Talking Vonnegut

Centennial Interviews and Essays

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About the Book

This collection of 29 interviews explores the outer reaches of the Kurt Vonnegut universe. Conversations reveal how Robert B. Weide’s letter to Kurt led to a long friendship and an acclaimed documentary, how readers in the former Soviet Union fell in love with Vonnegut during the Cold War, how Ryan North and Albert Monteys adapted Slaughterhouse-Five into a graphic novel, how two podcasters introduced him to a new generation of readers, and how Vonnegut’s time teaching at the Iowa Writers Workshop helped transform him from an unknown paperback writer into a literary superstar.
Also included are eight essays by the author. These cover Vonnegut’s thoughts on guns and loneliness, evaluate his posthumous publications, offer a guide to the best Vonnegut videos available online, and ask questions like “Was Kurt Vonnegut secretly a romance writer?” A resource for students, scholars and fans, this book offers windows into Vonnegut’s life and art that are often overlooked in standard biographies.

About the Author(s)

Chuck Augello is the founder of The Daily Vonnegut, a website exploring the life and art of Kurt Vonnegut. His work has appeared in One Story, Necessary Fictionand Literary Hub. He lives in Wharton, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Chuck Augello
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9070-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4960-3
Imprint: McFarland