For those of you living on and around the Iberian Peninsula, Chuck has a few events coming up next week in Spain.
First up, Chuck will be appearing at The Festival in Bilbao on April 19th. At 20:30 that day, Chuck will be sitting down in a large auditorium to partake in a live conversation about Tell-All, with its Spanish language translator, Javier Calvo.
Then on the 20th, there will be a signing at the 'Fnac Bilbao' at 19:30 and a presentation of Tell-All. And on Saturday the 21st, a live reading of Tell-All, limited seating to 100 people, with a signing following thta on Monday.
Here's more on those two specific events from the organizers:
Time: 19.00 h.
Place: Fnac triangle (plaza Catalunya,4. Barcelona)
The Event consist on a two parts: a conversation about Tell All with Alex de la Iglesia (Spanish Filmaker, though this name you won’t find in the fnac advertising because when they had to publish it , the Filmaker didn’t had confirmed yet) and finally a reading of Tell All.
Signatures for the Sant Jordi’s Day in Barcelona:
12 h-14 h. In La Central bookshop
18.00h -20.00h in Fnac Triangle.
If you take any pictures of video, you can email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of May 31st, Tell-All, Chuck's thirteenth book, is now out in paperback. I think Random House did a great job with this new cover, which I prefer over the hardback cover. By now most of you have already read it, but if not, here's a quick blurb from Amazon:
Tell-All is many things: A Sunset Boulevard-inflected homage to Old Hollywood when Grand Dames like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford ruled the roost. A Douglas Sirk-inspired melodrama full of big gestures and muted psychic torment. A veritable Tourette's syndrome of rat-tat-tat name-dropping, from the A-list to the Z-list. A merciless send-up of Lillian Hellman's habit of butchering the truth that will have Mary McCarthy cheering from the beyond.
You can order the book from either Amazon, Barnes & Noble or IndieBound by going to our Tell-All book page.
If you want to order the book from either Amazon UK or Canada, check out our store page.
Wanna have some fun? After you buy the book, snap a picture of yourself holding it, while dressed in your best classic film star/starlet costume. Best one gets a prize. We prefer you tweet the pic to us at @chuckpalahniuk.
Italian Book Covers: Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Stranger Than Fiction, Fugitives & Refugees, Diary, Choke, I. Monsters & Survivor
Continuing our trend from last week of showcasing some of the coolest international Chuck Palahniuk covers, let's take a look at some of the recent selections from Italy. In my opinion, Italy has long had some of the more stylish and unique covers for Chuck's books. Unlike a lot of other countries who just use a slight variation of the U.S. cover, Italy's usually stand out on their own. I'll even forgive them for mucking up my dedication in Lullaby, seen here as 'Tennis Widmyer.' Sighs.
Props to Michele Ponte for sending us some of these.
See more in our Book Covers Gallery.
This might be the clearest example of two paperback covers of a Palahniuk novel that DESTROY the hardcover image. The one on the left is the U.S. paperback edition for Tell-All which is due out on May 31st. On the right is the UK version, dropping June 2nd.
Click each of them to pre-order the book today or,
You can see each image larger in our Book Gallery.
Somehow, this video got past us. It's a one hour speech Chuck gave at Grub Street's writer's conference last May of 2010. This was a non-public event that actually kicked off Chuck's Tell-All tour that year.
Props to our own Mark Vanderpool for finding this one on Vimeo.
For more information about Grub Street and the conference, check them out here.
For nearly as many books as Chuck has written, journalist Rick Kleffel has conducted a thorough and enlightening audio interview with him for his site, The Agony Column Podcast. While a little late this time around, Rick has just edited together his interview with Chuck that was recorded during last year's Tell-All tour.
Here's some words from Rick on the piece:
I spoke with Chuck in his hotel with a view of the San Francisco Bay behind him, as the tide went in under the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a pretty spectacular, but, in retrospect, having edited the damn interview — that too, turned out quite well. Chuck and I talked about the novel of course, and many of the themes it suggests; celebrity, and how we assemble our personalities out of bits kiped from our favorite performances, as it were, of those around us, or those we see.
This is one of the best videos put together for a Chuck's reading I've ever seen. I was at this event with guests and I really must say, they captured it well. Props to Jordon Chesney, who shot and edited this. The location was Largo at The Coronet Theater in Los Angeles. The date, May 18th. It was done in association with The Nervous Breakdown. Enjoy!
St. Helens Book Shop is now accepting online orders for Chuck Palahniuk's new novel Tell-All. Chuck will be stopping into their store to fulfill all personal requests from fans. But the cut-off date for this promotion is June 30th, so get your orders in asap!
Chuck has an arrangement with St. Helen's whereby they take custom orders on their website that allow fans to request a personal inscription with each book Chuck signs. Basically, if you are unable to see Chuck on tour, this is the BEST way to get a signed copy of your book, with even a personal message on it! St. Helens has a great track record and we've been working with them on this endeavor for over three years now.
To order your personally inscribed books, simply click the book cover to the right, or simply:
Chuck Palahniuk was featured on 'Last Call With Carson Daly' on May 19th to promote his latest novel Tell-All.
Thank you to all the fans that stepped up to help us get this on our YouTube.
Watch the video on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1uYNhy7_XY