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Chuck Palahniuk

Knowledge Identifier: +Chuck_Palahniuk


Chuck Palahniuk

American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as transgressional fiction add

Category: Literature

Born in 1962.

Countries: United States (72%), (6%), Seychelles (3%)

Main connections: Fight Club (novel), Oregon, Clark Gregg

Linked to: Entertainment Weekly, Izvestia, Los Angeles Times, NPR




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Chuck Palahniuk was born in 1962 add something


In his twenties, Palahniuk attended the University of Oregon School of Journalism, and graduated in 1986 add something


After casually attending a free, introductory seminar held by an organization called Landmark Education, Palahniuk quit his job as a journalist in 1988 add something


Fight Club (novel) - "'Fight Club"' is a 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk


A revised version of "Invisible Monsters", as well as his fourth novel, "Survivor", were published in 1999 add something


He was nominated for the 1999 Oregon Book award for Best Novel for "Survivor" and for the Bram Stoker award for Best Novel for "Lullaby" in 2002 and for "Haunted" in 2005 add something


In 1999, three years after the novel's publication, the film adaptation by director David Fincher was released add something


The year 1999 brought a series of great personal tragedies to Palahniuk's life add something


Three editions of the novel have been published in paperback, in 1999, in 2004 , and in 2005 add something


Brad Pitt - In 1999, Pitt portrayed Tyler Durden, an uncompromising and charismatic individual, in Fight Club, a film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name, directed by David Fincher.


In the spring of 2001, Shackleford was found guilty for two counts of murder in the first degree and sentenced to death add something


The film rights to "Survivor" were sold in early 2001, but no movie studio had committed to filming the novel add something


After the attacks on The Pentagon and World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, movie studios apparently deemed the novel too controversial to film because it includes the hijacking and crashing of a civilian airplane add something


While on his 2003 tour to promote his novel, "Diary", Palahniuk read to his audiences a short story entitled, "Guts," a sensational tale of accidents involving masturbation, which appears in his book, "Haunted" add something


In September 2003, Palahniuk was interviewed by Karen Valby, a reporter for "Entertainment Weekly" add something


Mechanical Animals - In the November 2003 issue of Blender magazine, author Chuck Palahniuk included the album in a list of his favourites, and said: "I met Marilyn Manson on a magazine assignment, and he wanted my advice on a novel he's writing


While little is known about some of these projects, it is known that Jessica Biel was signed on to play the roles of both Shannon and Brandy in "Invisible Monsters", which was supposed to begin filming in 2004, but is still in development add something


"Playboy" magazine later published the story in their March 2004 issue and Palahniuk offered to let them publish another story along with it, but the publishers found the second work too disturbing to publish add something


In addition to the film, "Fight Club" was adapted into a fighting video game loosely based on the film, which was released in October 2004, receiving poor reviews universally add something


At his October 4, 2004 reading in Boulder, Colorado, Palahniuk noted that, after that day, his number of fainters was up to sixty-eight add something


At a 2005 appearance in Miami, Florida, during the "Haunted" tour, Palahniuk commented that "Haunted" represented the last of a "horror trilogy" add something


Interview , "Izvestia", 29 April 2005 add something


The last fainting occurred on May 28, 2007, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where five people fainted, one of whom fell and hit his head on the door while trying to leave the auditorium add something


Jack Palance - The controversial novelist Chuck Palahniuk, author of "Fight Club" and other works, has acknowledged in a 2007 interview that he is a distant nephew of Jack Palance, and that his family had talked of distant relations with Palance


In 2008, Palahniuk spent a week at the Clarion West Writers Workshop, instructing eighteen students about his writing methods and theory of fiction add something


Sundance Film Festival - On January 14, 2008, the film version of "Choke" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, starring Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston with Clark Gregg directing add something


Palahniuk now is openly gay and according to a profile and interview in "The Advocate" in May 2008, he and his unnamed male partner, live in "a former church compound outside Vancouver, Washington add something


Clark Gregg - He is the director and screenwriter of the 2008 film "Choke", based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name, starring Sam Rockwell


Carlton Mellick III - Mellick attended Clarion West in 2008, where he studied under such authors as Chuck Palahniuk, Cory_Doctorow, Connie Willis, Paul Park, and Mary Rosenblum


According to a February 15, 2013 article in "The Oregonian", Palahniuk has announced titles and release dates for his next three fiction works: "Doomed" is to be released on October 8, 2013, "Beautiful You" is to follow in October 2014, and "Make Something Up" for an unspecified date in 2015 add something


On March 22, 2013 the author announced that he would be writing a sequel to Fight Club in the form of a graphic novel taking place ten years after Tyler's destruction add something


On September 11, 2014, the film version of Rant was announced, starring James Franco, with Pamela Romanowsky writing and directing add something