The American novelist of Fight Club.
Charles Michael “Chuck” Palahniuk (pronounced "Paula-nick) was born on February 21, 1962 in Pasco Washington. He is one of four children born to Fred and Carol Palahniuk. He lived in Burbank, Washington until his parents divorced, sending Chuck and his siblings to live with their grandparents. Palahniuk graduated from Columbia High School in 1980. In 1986 he graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism. He now resides in Portland, Oregon.
Palahniuk did volunteer work for a homeless shelter. Later, he also volunteered at a hospice as an escort. As an escort, he provided transportation for terminally ill people and brought them to support group meetings. Palahniuk ceased volunteering upon the death of a patient to whom he had grown attached. When his first novel, Invisible Monsters was rejected for being too disturbing, he began to write Fight Club. He wrote this as an attempt to disturb the publisher even more.
• Fight Club, W. W. Norton (New York, NY), 1996.
• Invisible Monsters, W. W. Norton (New York, NY), 1999.
• Survivor, W. W. Norton (New York, NY), 1999.
• Choke, Doubleday (New York, NY), 2001.
• Lullaby, (first in a trilogy), Doubleday (New York, NY), 2002.
• Diary, Doubleday (New York, NY), 2003.
• Haunted, Doubleday (New York, NY), 2005.
• Rant : The Oral History of Buster Casey, coming in May 2007.
• Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon, Crown (New York NY), 2003.
• Stranger Than Fiction, Doubleday (New York, NY), 2004.
• 1997 Oregon Book Award for Best Novel for Fight Club
• 1997 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for Fight Club
• 2003 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for Lullaby
• 1999 Oregon Book Award for Best Novel for Survivor
• 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel for Lullaby
• 2005 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel for Haunted
Chuck Palahniuk Home Page. 18 Oct.2006. http://www.chuckpalahniuk.com/.
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The Cult - ChuckPalahniuk.net. Dennis Widmyer. 2005. A Writer's Cult, LLC. 18 Oct. 2006 http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/.
Chuck Palahniuk: Information from Answers.com. 2006. http://www.answers.com/topic/chuck-palahniuk.