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First Details For Chuck Palahniuk's 2010 Novel, "Tell All"

In a recent audio interview Chuck did with KPBS, while on the road promoting his latest novel "Pygmy", Chuck openly talked about his next novel.  In fact, Chuck revealed that, while caring for his mother last year, he actually wrote three novels!  The one which is going to drop in 2010 is called "Tell All" and if you thought Chuck couldn't get anymore original and daring... think again. 

Lillian Hellman, to be the central character in Chuck Palahniuk's 2010 novel 'Tell All'.

The plot:  The novel will feature Lillian Hellman, a real life playright.  She is best known as Dashielle Hammet's lover and the writer of the controversial film "The Children's Hour" which featured Audrey Hepburn and Shirley McClain as lesbians.   According to the interview, Chuck wants to reinvent her as a "larger than life Super Hero" and talk about her incredible life and exploits, as she wrote about them in her memoir "An Unfinished Woman".

You can listen to the full, 16 min audio interview with Chuck, where he discusses "Tell All" by clicking here.  (Chuck begins talking about the novel around the 15:19 mark)

And here is some more information about Hellman from her Wikipedia page:

Lillian Florence Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American playwright, linked throughout her life with many left-wing causes. She was romantically involved for 30 years with mystery and crime writer Dashiell Hammett (and was the inspiration for his character Nora Charles), and was also a long-time friend and literary executor of author Dorothy Parker.

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