Chuck Palahniuk Facts

Chuck Palahniuk Facts
Chuck Palahniuk is an American novelist best known for his books Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby. He was born Charles Michael Palahniuk on February 21st, 1962 in Pasco, Washington, to Fred Palahniuk and Caro l Adele. His parents split up when he was 14 and he spent some of his time at his grandparent's cattle ranch. Chuck attended the University of Oregon's Journalism School in his twenties and graduated in 1986. He worked at National Public Radio, then moved to Portland and wrote for the local newspaper. He then took a job as a diesel mechanic and continued to work on his writing career.
Interesting Chuck Palahniuk Facts:
Chuck Palahniuk attended writer's workshops hosted by Tom Spanbauer. Palahniuk's minimalist style of writing is believed to be inspired by Tom Spanbauer.
Chuck Palahniuk wrote a short story titled Negative Reinforcement which was published in 1990.
Chuck Palahniuk's first novel was rejected by publishers because it was too dark and disturbing. It was titled Invisible Monsters. It was eventually published in 1999.
Chuck's first published novel was FightClub,in 1966. He had originally written it as a short story but expanded it into a novel. The original short story became chapter six in the novel.
Some of Fight Club's content was inspired by real-life experiences in Chuck Palahniuk's life. He was a member of a prankster group called Cacophony Symphony that liked to play large-scale pranks.
Fight Club won Chuck Palahniuk the Oregon Book Award in 1997.
In 1999 David Fincher directed the Hollywood movie version of Fight Club. The movie starred Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. The movie became a cult classic.
In 1999 Chuck Palahniuk's father Fred and Fred's girlfriend were murdered by her ex-boyfriend. When Fred was a child he had witnessed his father kill his mother and then commit suicide.
Chuck Palahniuk continued to write novels including Survivor (1999), Choke (2001), Lullaby (2002), Diary (2003), Haunted (2005), Rant (2007), Snuff (2008), Pygmy (2009), Tell-All (2010), Damned (2011), Invisible Monsters Remix (2012), Doomed (2013),Beautiful You (2014), Make Something Up (2015), and Fight Club 2 (2015).
James Franco reportedly bought the film rights to Chuck Palahniuk's novel Rant.
Chuck Palahniuk has written non-fiction books including Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon (2003), Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories(2004),and You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection (2008).
Chuck Palahniuk has won a variety of awards for his writing including the 1997 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (for Fight Club), 1997 Oregon Book Award (for Fight Club), and the 2003 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (for Lullaby).
Chuck Palahniuk was nominated for the 1999 Oregon Book Award, the 2002 Bram Stoker Award, and the 2005 Bram Stoker Award.
Two of Chuck Palahniuk's novels have been adapted into film includingFight Club, and Choke, as well as his short fiction work Romance.
Chuck Palahniuk's short works of fiction include Negative Reinforcement, The Love Theme of Sybil and William, Insiders, Cold Calling, Love Nest, Mister Elegant, Guts, Fetch, Loser, Knock Knock, Romance, Phoenix, Cannibal, and Zombie.


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