It's safe to say Chuck Palahniuk is one of the most prolific artists working today. I say this a lot, but perhaps this post will prove it. This is a round-up of all the exciting projects Chuck has on the horizon.
"Burnt Tongues: An Anthology of Transgressive Stories"...more
Hold the phone! Turns out the banana cover of Beautiful You was NOT a lock. It was down to both that and this new dragonfly cover-- and this new cover won out! (According to Chuck's publicist, it won out specifically because it ties directly into the plot of the novel.) So behold, the...more
Chuck Palahniuk teamed up with Easton Press to release a limited quantity of leatherbound hardbacks of FIGHT CLUB. These are super rare, so I suspect they'll be sold out and gone forever by the end of this week. Below are some details on the book from the publisher:The loose papers are a... more
Two awesome interviews dropped this past week:
All Of Creation Just Winks Out: Chuck Palahniuk Interviewed - Read the interview on The Quietus here.
Chuck Palahniuk In Conversation with Tom Spanbauer - Read the interview on The Believer here.
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:...more
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:
From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes...more
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...more
Congrats to CineFix for creating the greatest thing ever: An 8-bit Nintendo-style video of Fight Club. God, if only this existed as an actual game!
Check out more of their videos on YouTube.
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. ...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
In his recent interview with VICE Magazine, Chuck talked about where the inspiration for his upcoming novel Beautiful You came from:
When I was little I was asked to get something from my parents closet, a pair of shoes or something. And I came away with these books that were...more
In a recent email exchange, Chuck casually dropped me this update about the upcoming Fight Club graphic novel sequel:
The graphic novel "script" for the Fight Club sequel has gone off to the writer Matt Fraction and to an unnamed publisher for review. Matt writes his...more
This is one of those things where I wonder why it took someone so long to do it. And now that I see it, it's pretty awesome. This video was edited by Richard Trammell who initially posted it on Reddit. Commentors there are now begging Richard to re-edit the entire film like this. There's even...more
Peter Rugh from VICE meets up with Chuck Palahniuk to sit down for a great interview, discussing how the town has changed since the release of Fugitives & Refugees.
Chuck Palahniuk is Keeping Portland Strange
Update: You can now read Chuck Palahniuk's introduction to Burnt Tongues.
It's been a loooooooong time coming, but today I can happily and proudly announce that Burnt Tongues: Stories is currently available for pre-order. Burnt Tongues is the...more
Most of these you probably know already, but it's cool to see them all in one place (with animated gifs!)
25 Things You Didn't Know About The Movie "Fight Club":
As if he wasn't prolific enough with writing novels, Chuck gave us a slew of new short stories and fiction in 2013. First we had 'Phoenix,' an Amazon Kindle Single which dropped in February. Then in May, he gave us his modern/female answer to 'Guts' with 'Cannibal,' for Playboy Magazine. And...more
I say 'new' on this one, but 'recent' is probably the more appropriate term. 'Cannibal' was featured in the May 2013 issue of Playboy. In Chuck's words, this was the story intended to out-do 'Guts' in the ick factor (you'll see why). So read it on an empty stomach.