THE VONNEGUT ZONE- Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. When and where was Kurt Vonnegut born?
  2. Who were his parents?
  3. What was his first wife's name, and When did they marry?
  4. What is his second wife's name, and When did they marry?
  5. What are his children's names?

  6. What is Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s education?
  7. Avocational Interests?
  8. Memberships?
  9. How do I contact Mr. Vonnegut?
  10. Are there any films based on Vonnegut's works?
  11. Where did he attend grade school?
  12. When did he first become interested in writing?
  13. When did his mother die?
  14. Who is responsible for his lithographs?
  15. What did he do before starting his writing career?
  16. What is the purpose of the Vonnegut Zone?
  17. How to contact the Vonnegut Zone?

  1. When was Kurt Vonnegut born? - Born November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, IN.
  2. Who were his parents? - Kurt (an architect) and Edith Sophia (Lieber) Vonnegut
  3. What was his first wife's name, and when did they marry? - Jane Marie Cox, September 1, 1945 (divorced, 1979)
  4. What is his second wife's name, and When did they marry? - Jill Krementz (a photographer), November, 1979
  5. What are his children's names? - (first marriage) Mark, Edith, Nanette; (adopted deceased sister's children) James, Steven, and Kurt Adams; (second marriage) Lili (adopted).

  6. What is Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s education? - Graduated from Short Ridge High School in 1940. Attended Cornell University, 1940-42, and Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University), 1943; attended University of Chicago, 1945-47, M.A., 1971.
  7. Avocational Interests? - Painting, wood carving, welded sculpture.
  8. Memberships? - Authors League of America, PEN (American Center; vice president, 1974--), National Institute of Arts and Letters, Delta Upsilon, Barnstable Yacht Club, Barnstable Comedy Club.
  9. How do I contact Mr. Vonnegut? - Contact him through his agent: Donald C. Farber, Esq., 460 Park Ave., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022-1987.
  10. Are there any films based on Vonnegut's works? - Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971); Slaughterhouse Five (1972); "Who Am I This Time" (short story) (1982); Slapstick was adapted for film as Slapstick of Another Kind (1984); "D. P." (short story) was adapted for television as Displaced Person (1985); Mother Night (1996); Breakfast of Champions (1999). (To name a few, checkout Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Film Credits for more details.)
  11. Where did he attend grade school? - His grade school, PS 43 (James Whitcomb Riley School), was named for the "Hoosier Poet."
  12. When did he first become interested in writing? - While at Shortridge High School, Kurt wrote for the daily newspaper, The Echo.
  13. When did his mother die? - Kurt's mother committed suicide in 1943, when Kurt was home on a weekend pass from the army. It was Mother's Day.
  14. Who is responsible for his lithographs? - Artist Joe Petro in Lexington, Kentucky.
  15. What did he do before starting his writing career? - He worked for General Electric in the public relations department.
  16. What is the purpose of the Vonnegut Zone? - Does there need to be a purpose? Obviously there are a lack of Vonnegut Sites available, or one would not come upon this cheezy geocities personal page. I imagine that people like Vonnegut's work as much as I do, so I figured I'd share what I had on him and his novels. If you have a personal page or a paper that you'd like to make available through The Vonnegut Zone, feel free to drop me a line (See below FAQ). I like to keep this site as up to date as possible.
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