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Radio Reporter Recalls the Time Kurt Vonnegut Proposed to His Wife - Posted April 14, 2014
The keynote speaker at this year's "Night of Vonnegut" fundraiser celebration in Indianapolis will be Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio... [Fishbowl NY]

Radio Reporter Recalls the Time Kurt Vonnegut Proposed to His Wife - Posted April 14, 2014
The keynote speaker at this year's "Night of Vonnegut" fundraiser celebration in Indianapolis will be Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio... [FishbowlNY]

How an LA Times Reporter Learned to Face Death to Understand Life - Posted January 14, 2014
In the 2010 HBO documentary about his life, Dr. Jack Kevorkian espoused what he had learned after years of helping disease-addled patients end their own lives: Once you accept death as part of life, you... [Fishbowl NY]

How an LA Times Reporter Learned to Face Death to Understand Life - Posted January 14, 2014
In the 2010 HBO documentary about his life, Dr. Jack Kevorkian espoused what he had learned after years of helping disease-addled patients end their own lives: Once you accept death as part of life, you... [FishbowlNY]

Housing Works Bookstore & Vonnegut NYC Team Up for The Kurt Vonnegut Book Group - Posted December 27, 2013
Housing Works Bookstore and Vonnegut NYC (the New York chapter of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library) will partner together to launch the Kurt Vonnegut Book Group. Members will meet on a monthly basis to talk about Kurt Vonnegut's... [AllTwitter]

NaNoWriMo Tip #17: Listen to the Advice of Great Authors - Posted November 25, 2013
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is slowly coming to an end, as writers around the globe try to finish a 50,000-word novel draft in a single month. To help the GalleyCat readers taking this challenge, we will be offering NaNoWriMo advice throughout the month. Last year,... [GalleyCat]

Cornell University EIC Shows How It's Done - Posted November 5, 2013
As part of its ongoing "Best Colleges in America" vertical, Business Insider has published a slide show put together by Rebecca Harris, editor-in-chief of Cornell University student newspaper The Cornell Daily Sun. Her Ithaca, NY print daily was ranked #1 in the student... [Fishbowl NY]

Cornell University EIC Shows How It's Done - Posted November 5, 2013
As part of its ongoing "Best Colleges in America" vertical, Business Insider has published a slide show put together by Rebecca Harris, editor-in-chief of Cornell University student newspaper The Cornell Daily Sun. Her Ithaca, NY print daily was ranked #1 in the student... [FishbowlNY]

Kurt Vonnegut Fan Fiction To Be Sold on Amazon - Posted August 1, 2013
Ever wish you could write Kurt Vonnegut fan fiction? Amazon has acquired a license to let writer publish and sell Vonnegut fan fiction in its new Kindle Worlds platform. They expect to open the Vonnegut service in August. Kurt Vonnegut Trust trustee Donald C. Farber called the move "a... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Expands Fan Fiction Platform With Kurt Vonnegut License - Posted August 1, 2013
Amazon Publishing has formed a new licensing partnership with RosettaBooks for the books of Kurt Vonnegut for its fan fiction publishing platform Kindle Worlds. Amazon launched Kindle Wo... [AppNewser]

Guillermo del Toro & Charlie Kaufman Hope To Adapt 'Slaughterhouse-Five' - Posted July 9, 2013
Director and author Guillermo del Toro told the Daily Telegraph that he hopes to adapt Kurt Vonnegut's ... [GalleyCat]

Novel-T Turns Kurt Vonnegut Self-Portrait into a T-Shirt - Posted June 24, 2013
Are you a fan of Kurt Vonnegut? Novel-T, a literary-themed clothing company, has licensed his self-portrait for a summertime... [GalleyCat]

Saturday Evening Post ?Hosts Great American Fiction Contest - Posted May 7, 2013
The Saturday Evening Post has launched the 2014 Great American Fiction Contest. One winner will receive $500 in prize money and publication in both the January/February 2014 edition of the magazine as well as the website. Five other writers will be selected as runners-up; they will also be published on the website... [GalleyCat]

Kurt Vonnegut on Book Deals: 'Carry on Without an Advance' - Posted November 2, 2012
It is too easy for first-time writers to obsess over book deals. Back in 1972, the great author Kurt Vonnegut cautioned one young writer against seeking an advance before finishing his book--sharing im... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Maberry: 'Get your butt in a chair & write.' - Posted October 17, 2012
Have you ever written a scary story? In honor of the Halloween season, we are interviewing horror writers to learn about the craft of scaring readers. Recently, we spoke with author Jonathan Maberry. Throughout Maberry's career, he has won m... [GalleyCat]

Banned Book Trading Cards - Posted October 2, 2012
To celebrate the 30th annual Banned Books Week, one library in Kansas has gotten artistic. The Lawrence Public Library has created the Banned Books Trading Cards project, a series of drawings inspired by... [GalleyCat]

John Vitale Leaving HarperCollins - Posted August 3, 2012
John Vitale is leaving HarperCollins this month. He worked with authors that included Kurt Vonnegut, Maurice Sendak and Shel Silverstein. Here's more from the company memo: "John joined the company in April 1977 when Harper & Row acquired Thomas ... [semanticweb.com]

Kurt Vonnegut Gets a Kindle Single - Posted March 23, 2012
RosettaBooks has released a previously unpublished novella by Kurt Vonnegut. The 22,000-word Basic Training is on sale for $1.99 as a Kindle Single. According to the publisher, the novelist tried to sell the novella to The ... [GalleyCat]

Celebrate National Novel Editing Month with Kurt Vonnegut Story Grids - Posted March 15, 2012
To celebrate National Novel Editing Month, we've reprinted a writing tool from a great novelist. In a tribute to Kurt Vonnegut, blogger Derek Sivers reproduced a series of story grids that the great novelist made during... [semanticweb.com]

Kurt Vonnegut's Son Disputes New Biography - Posted December 6, 2011
Mark Vonnegut, the son of the great Kurt Vonnegut, disputed his father's new biography today on a science fiction blog. Charles Shields just published an authorized biography of the late novelist, ... [GalleyCat]

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Offers Free Slaughterhouse Five Copies to Students at School that Banned the Book - Posted August 8, 2011
In an inspiring response to censorship, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library will give away up to 150 free copies of Slaughterhouse Five to high school students in Republic, Missouri. The school board ... [GalleyCat]

Sarah Ockler Responds to Library Censorship - Posted July 29, 2011
Earlier this week, a Missouri school board voted 4-0 to remove Sarah Ockler's ... [GalleyCat]

Kurt Vonnegut & Sarah Ockler Books Removed from Missouri High School Library - Posted July 28, 2011
A Missouri school board voted 4-0 this week to yank Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler and ... [GalleyCat]

Gallery of Elaborate Literary Tattoos - Posted May 20, 2011
Buzzfeed compiled a list of 20 bibliophile fans and their "20 Awesome Literary Tattoos." Th... [GalleyCat]

Children's Book Creators Celebrate National Doodle Day - Posted April 29, 2011
Publishers Albert Whitman & Company, Chronicle Books, Gibbs Smith Publishers, and Running Press, have joined together to celebrate this year's National Doodle Day. In preparation for the May 12th event, several authors and illustrators of children's books have donated doodles for its annual eBay auction. Here's more from ... [GalleyCat]

Readers with Tattoos Inspired by Black Ocean Books Rewarded with Lifetime Subscription - Posted January 13, 2011
Publisher Black Ocean has made an unconventional offer to its most unconventional fans--i... [GalleyCat]

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Offers Sneak Peek - Posted November 15, 2010
On November 12th, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library allowed a sneak peek at the archive. On December 3rd, half of the planned exhibits will be on display. The library will be fully functional in January. ... [GalleyCat]

Kurt Vonnegut, e.e. cummings & Shel Silverstein Are Most Popular Literary Tattoo Inspirations - Posted October 15, 2010
Twilight tattoos are not the only contenders on the literary tattoo playing field. Novelist Justin Taylor and literary agent Eva Talmadge... [GalleyCat]

Publicity Lessons: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Richard Yates - Posted July 27, 2009
Today's guest on the Morning Media Menu was James P. Othmer, advertising expert and author of the upcoming book, "Adland: Searching for the Meaning of ... [GalleyCat]

Invisible Library Card - Posted June 18, 2009
From June 12 until July 12, the London-based art collective Ink Illustration will host a new metafictional exhibit, creating book covers and text for books that only exist inside the pages of novels. Last year imaginary literary scholars Levi Stahl and Ed Park... [GalleyCat]

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup - Posted April 13, 2009
New Kurt Vonnegut book to be published- GalleyCat YouTube is turning down ad deals- ... [FishbowlLA]

New Kurt Vonnegut Book - Posted April 13, 2009
Delacorte Press has announced they will release 14 previously unpublished short stories by Kurt Vonnegut. Scheduled for November release, the collection will be entitled, "Look at the Birdie." The author passed away in 2007, but Publishers ... [GalleyCat]

The Writing Is Off the Wall - Posted March 27, 2009
Anybody worried about the death of publishing should spend five minutes reading Contrariwise: Literary Tattoos website. As long as there are readers dedicated enough to inscribe books on their bodies, literature will never fade away. At Contrariwise, users send in photos of their literary tattoos, and readers vo... [GalleyCat]

Vonnegut's Name Near the Street Where He Lived - Posted May 16, 2007
Kurt Vonnegut may have passed on, but if the community Board 6 members have their way, his name will be immortalized on the street where he lived. The New York Sun reported yesterday that board members voted to rename the corner of East 48th Street and Second Avenue, where Vonnegut lived... [GalleyCat]

Vonnegut Name Proposed For 48th and Second Avenue Corner - Posted May 15, 2007
A community board voted to rename the corner of East 48th Street and Second Avenue after the late Kurt Vonnegut, according to the New York Sun. Vonnegut li... [Fishbowl NY]

Vonnegut Name Proposed For 48th and Second Avenue Corner - Posted May 15, 2007
A community board voted to rename the corner of East 48th Street and Second Avenue after the late Kurt Vonnegut, according to the New York Sun. Vonnegut li... [FishbowlNY]

When a Literary Event Hits A Bit Too Close - Posted May 11, 2007
Photo credit: Leslie Shipman, the National Book Foundation If you were in the audience at the Morgan Library yesterday evening and noticed an almost unshakable, unstoppable gale of laughter, well, that was me. I knew that any event featuring National Book Award winner Richard Powers (above, with your humble ... [GalleyCat]

Kurt Vonnegut: 1922-2007 - Posted April 12, 2007
Renowned author and satirist Kurt Vonnegut died yesterday, weeks after falling in his Manhattan home. We'll be posting links and remembrances here all day, so check back often. NYT: The sat... [Fishbowl NY]

Kurt Vonnegut: 1922-2007 - Posted April 12, 2007
Renowned author and satirist Kurt Vonnegut died yesterday, weeks after falling in his Manhattan home. We'll be posting links and remembrances here all day, so check back often. NYT: The sat... [FishbowlNY]

Kurt Vonnegut Dead at Age of 84 - Posted April 12, 2007
Kurt Vonnegut, whose 14 satirical, inventive novels influenced countless writers, readers and thinkers in his wake, died last night in Manhattan. His wife, Jill Krementz, told the New York Times that Vonnegut died as a result of... [GalleyCat]

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