Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut ranks among America’s most widely read and best-loved authors. He was born in Indiana in 1922. He was an infantryman in World War Two and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. He was then taken to a POW camp in Dresden in time to experience the Allied firebombing of that city. The destruction wrought was greater than that of Nagasaki. He was a self-described “fourth-generation German-American living in easy circumstances.” He wrote over 20 books including such classics as Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five. He died in New York on April 11, 2007.”So it goes.”


Date Recorded Program Title Handle
2003: 02/23 In Conversation VONK001