Kurt Vonnegut


Born
in Indianapolis, Indiana, The United States
November 11, 1922

Died
April 11, 2007

Website

Genre

Influences


Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist. He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001-2003.

He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels. He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S. Army and serving in World War II.

After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago. He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric. He attributed his unadorned writing st
...more

Average rating: 4.05 · 2,180,389 ratings · 68,776 reviews · 328 distinct worksSimilar authors
Slaughterhouse-Five

4.07 avg rating — 982,127 ratings — published 1969 — 102 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cat's Cradle

4.17 avg rating — 300,554 ratings — published 1963 — 165 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Breakfast of Champions

4.08 avg rating — 200,090 ratings — published 1973 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Sirens of Titan

4.16 avg rating — 95,940 ratings — published 1959 — 115 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mother Night

4.21 avg rating — 65,562 ratings — published 1961 — 116 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Galápagos

3.87 avg rating — 59,068 ratings — published 1985 — 102 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Welcome to the Monkey House

4.14 avg rating — 47,248 ratings — published 1968 — 77 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

3.95 avg rating — 49,532 ratings — published 1965 — 88 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Player Piano

3.86 avg rating — 40,546 ratings — published 1952 — 98 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Man Without a Country

by
4.08 avg rating — 34,603 ratings — published 2005 — 65 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Kurt Vonnegut…
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

“Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”
Kurt Vonnegut

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

Polls

What SF novel would you love to see get adapted into a feature film (and done right of course...no Uwe Boll "masterpieces")

 
  15 votes, 39.5%

 
  12 votes, 31.6%

 
  5 votes, 13.2%

 
  2 votes, 5.3%

 
  2 votes, 5.3%

 
  2 votes, 5.3%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author