Monday, September 26, 2011
And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut Biography Will Be Out in November
I became acquainted with biographer Charles J Shields a few years ago when he contacted me to say he was writing about author Kurt Vonnegut. My Dad and Vonnegut were grunts during WWII, where they were captured together and survived the firebombing of Dresden.
They stayed in touch until my Dad passed away. After that, Vonnegut would call my Mom regularly. And when she left us, he even called me a few times, encouraging me to "give 'em Hell" with absolutely no idea what the Hell I was doing.
My brother, the family packrat, had quite a bit of stuff to share with Shields, which I sent. I posted some of it here, too.
Shields' final product, "And So It Goes," comes out in November.
He also has a very entertaining and informative blog, Writing Kurt Vonnegut.