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.
Chuck Palahniuk is most commonly known as the author of the novels Fight Club and Choke, both of which were made into films and released through 20th Century Fox. Of the former, the critic Rex Reed wrote, "Perhaps this film will find its target audience in hell." In total, Palahniuk has written fourteen novels and two books of nonfiction. His newest novel, Beautiful You, will be released in October.
Douglas Coupland was born on a NATO base in Germany in 1961. He is the author of the international bestsellers Generation A and JPod and nine other novels, including The Gum Thief, Hey Nostradamus!, All Families Are Psychotic, Microserfs, and Generation X, along with nonfiction works, among them a recent short biography of Marshall McLuhan. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages and published in most countries around the world. He is also a visual artist, furniture and fashion designer, and screenwriter. He lives and works in Vancouver.
FRIENDS of the NYPL receive discounted tickets and special pre-sales to LIVE events.
A note to our patrons: LIVE from the NYPL programs begin promptly at 7p.m. We recommend arriving twenty minutes before the scheduled start time to get to your seats. In order to minimize disturbances to other audience members, we are unable to provide late seating.
LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.