How a Close Reading of 'Catch-22' Recreates the College Classroom

Column by Bart Bishop
A look how at the Twayne's Masterwork Studies Book Series, specifically an entry on "Catch-22", simulates the college classroom experience.

10 Politically Subversive Novels Veiled in Absurdism

Column by Christopher Shultz January 4, 2017
There are novels that come right out and say what they mean, with varying degrees of heavy-handedness. And then there are novels that make sweeping critiques through gross surrealism and absurdity.
Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Cat’s Cradle’ to become FX Series

Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Cat’s Cradle’ to become FX Series

News by Raine Winters
Let’s hope the network does the book justice.

13 Ways to Live And Write Like Kurt Vonnegut

Column by Peter Derk November 20, 2015
Vonnegut knew how to write, and he knew how to live. Learn something.

The Gift of Gab: Mastering the Maximal

Column by Susan DeFreitas December 4, 2014
Hemingway, famously, kept it short and sweet. But if you've got the gift of gab, like Nabokov and Marquez, you can stretch out with sentences that gallop, guffaw, and bulge with overstuffed wit.

Writing Lessons from the Dead: Kurt Vonnegut

Column by Max Booth III July 10, 2014
Kurt Vonnegut checks into Max's hotel and refuses to put out his cigarette.

Footnotes: On Vonnegut and the Semicolon

Column by Ryan Peverly November 12, 2013
In honor of Kurt Vonnegut's 91st birthday, a look back at how the late author shaped this columnist's writing career.

The Pen and the Sword: Ten Books That Instigate Conflict and Promote Peace

Column by Leah Dearborn November 8, 2013
Books are not always innocent creations. Time and again, the written word has helped to both inflame and resolve human conflicts.

Better Off Dead: 10 Posthumous Novels That Should Have Never Been Published

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 23, 2013
You want to devour every scrap of paper your favorite author has ever written, but is it worth tarnishing their legacy?
Kurt Vonnegut, Kindle Worlds

Kurt Vonnegut Cleared for Kindle Worlds Fanfic

News by Christopher Shultz August 2, 2013
The author of Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast of Champions, and many other novels is now fair game in the officially sanctioned Amazon platform.
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Journal Submissions

Submissions Open for Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Journal

News by Dean Fetzer June 25, 2013
With a theme of “Humor”, the second annual edition of the Literary Journal ‘So It Goes’ is looking for submissions.

Reading With Purpose: Four Reasons Every Writer Should Join a Book Club

Column by Christopher Shultz April 16, 2013
As bookish people, writers will enjoy the variety, lively discussions, and opportunities for critical thinking that book clubs offer.
Guillermo del Toro 'Slaughterhouse-Five'

Guillermo del Toro Wants to Make 'Slaughterhouse-Five' with Charlie Kaufman

News by Christopher Shultz November 15, 2012
Plans to adapt Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel are still on the table, but will the filmmakers involved ever sit down to eat?
Author To Spend Week In Jail Made Of Books

My Own Prison: Author To Spend Week In Jail Made Of Books

News by Dave Reuss August 16, 2012
In a move rich with symbolism, an author will spend Banned Books Week in a prison of his own making.

Real Life Authors As Fictional Characters

Column by Meredith Borders May 23, 2012
What happens when writers become characters?

Interdimensional Hit Parade: Sci-Fi Influenced Pop Music

Column by Jon Korn April 12, 2012
There are good songs, there are great songs, and then there are songs that reference Kurt Vonnegut. Jon Korn explores science fiction influenced music.

10 Science Fiction Books That I Love (And You Will At Least Like A Lot)

Column by Jon Korn March 20, 2012
As the new guy around the site, Jon Korn introduces himself via the favorite medium of everyone from David Letterman to Yahweh- science fiction.
Vonnegut Library prepares to party

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Throwing Huge Anniversary Bash

News by Rob Hart January 16, 2012
The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is celebrating its first anniversary on Jan. 28 with a day of informative and entertaining events.
Kurt Vonnegut's son bashes bio about iconic author

Kurt Vonnegut's Son Bashes Biography of His 'Bitter' Father

News by Rob Hart December 8, 2011
Kurt Vonnegut's son is disputing a biography released last month that says the iconic author was bitter, angry and depressed in his final days.