CCXP COLOGNE: 25.–28.06.2020

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Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as transgressional fiction. In his 20s, Palahniuk attended the University of Oregon School of Journalism, graduating in 1986.

He became famous through his debut "Fight Club" which was filmed by David Fincher. The main actors are Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist with this debut novel. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basement of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." Palahniuk is the author of two dozen other works of fiction and/or nonfiction, all of them national or New York Times bestsellers.  These include novels, a travel guide, comic books, two coloring books and an essay collection. 

Chuck will be interviewed by Robert Milazzo, an educator, creator, filmmaker and curator. He founded “The Modern School of Film”, an educational studio that has produced over 300 film master-classes, workshops, and educational events across the US, Asia, Europe, the UK, and South America, exploring the relationship between craft, culture, and community.

Palahniuk's bestsellers include among others:

  • Fight Club (1996)
  • Survivor (1999)
  • Invisible Monsters (1999)
  • Choke (2001)
  • Lullaby (2002)
  • Diary (2003)
  • Haunted (2005)
  • Rant (2007)
  • Snuff (2008)
  • Pygmy (2009)
  • Tell-All (2010)
  • Damned (2011)
  • Doomed (2013)
  • Beautiful You (2014)
  • Make Something Up (2015)
  • Fight Club 2 (2015–16) (graphic novel with Cameron Stewart)
  • Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color (2016)
  • Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color (2017)
  • Adjustment Day (2018)