Tag Archives: Kurt Vonnegut

Snow It Goes

A great find from GalleyCat: this year’s holiday card from the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Vonnegut’s phrase, “So it goes”—also the title of a sharp new biography of the writer by Charles Shields, which I’ll report back on soon—had darker connotations in Slaughterhouse-Five. Here, though, it gently lends a little of his cockeyed fatalism to […]


So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Offers to Replace Banned Books

In the middle of a week when good news was in relatively short supply, I was really pleased to hear that the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library was offering free copies of Slaughterhouse-Five to students at the high school in Republic, Missouri that had banned the book from its curriculum and school library. There are plenty […]


To NaNo or Not to NaNo?

Now that the midterm elections are over, the burning question this November seems to be whether National Novel Writing Month is worth your time or not. Salon’s Laura Miller, in an article entitled Better yet, DON’T write that novel, has suggested there are enough novelists pounding away out there already, thanks, and people’s time might […]