Chuck Palahniuk is coming to Los Angeles... and he's bringing friends! To help kick-off musician and author Willy Vlautin's new novel The Free, both Chuck and Chelsea Cain will be joining him on stage at the Echoplex, in an amazing night hosted by Skylight Books! Here's the skinny:
Today, we're happy to bring you the Warhol-esque cover for Chuck Palahniuk's upcoming novel Beautiful You! We also have an official description listed on its Amazon page:
This is one you do not want to miss. On April 11th, Chuck Palahniuk will be joined with Douglas Coupland for a joint event, to be hosted at The New York Public Library! From the official event page:
"Can a literary conversation double as a social experiment? Absolutely, if the writers on stage are Douglas Coupland, author of Worst. Person. Ever., and Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club.
Next week is AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs). AWP has been described as the Comic-Con of writers conventions. It moves cities every year and this year, it's in Seattle, WA. While it's not open to the public, tickets/badges are available if one wants to register and attend.
Valentine's Day might be over, but it's never too late to be serenaded. Especially if it's by Brad Pitt and Edward Norton doing the Penis Song from the set of Fight Club.
Props to Bobby Kunz on Twitter for digging this up from our very own site. Lotta treasures hiding in the trove.
When historians look back on our generation's most prolific writers of fiction, names like Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, and Kurt Vonnegut will be at the top. But another name for that list is our own Chuck Palahniuk. Where I believe Chuck has those other names beat, is in the many different formats of writing he dips his toes into. Besides novels, Chuck has also dabbled in journalism, tour guides, and short stories. Though where he reigns supreme is in the craft essay.
While Chuck's next novel Beautiful You won't be released until October of this year, a couple months earlier another project he's been heavily involved with-- a passion project, if you were-- will become available. Burnt Tongues: Stories is an anthology of transgressive fiction written by... well... you. The fans. Constructed over many years, these stories were a part of Chuck's online writers workshop. While the workshop shut its doors a few years back, for a long time it thrived on this website, with Chuck reading and critiquing the best works each month.
In his recent interview with VICE Magazine, Chuck talked about where the inspiration for his upcoming novel Beautiful You came from: