Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (born February 21, 1962) is an American satire author. He is well known for writing the award-winning book Fight Club. It was later made into a movie directed by David Fincher. He lives in the state of Washington.
Palahniuk was born in Pasco, Washington and raised in Burbank, Washington and Eastern Washington. started writing books when he was in his mid-thirties. His first book, Insomnia: If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Already, was never made into a book because he didn't think the story was very good. When he tried to write his next novel, Invisible Monsters, publishers did not like it because they thought it was too scary. This made him work on his best known book, Fight Club. He wrote it to try to scare the publisher even more for not publishing his book. Palahniuk wrote this story in his spare time. After first writing it as a short story, Palahniuk made it longer into a full book, which, surprising to him, was published.
In 1999, a changed version of Invisible Monsters, and his fourth novel, Survivor, were published. This made Palahniuk a cult figure. A few years later Palahniuk wrote his first New York Times bestseller, Choke. After that, Palahniuk's later books would mostly have the same success. This success allowed him to travel and promote his books, where he reads from new and upcoming books.
- Fight Club (1996)
- Survivor (1999)
- Invisible Monsters (1999)
- Choke (2001)
- Lullaby (2002)
- Diary (2003)
- Haunted (2005)
- Rant (2007)
- Snuff (2008)
- Pygmy (2009)
- Tell All (2010)
- Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon (2003)
- Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004)
- You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection (2008) (introduction)
- Tomlinson, Sarah. "Is it fistfighting, or just multi-tasking?". Salon.com. October 13, 1999.
- For the Hell of it
- "'Pygmy': Chuck Palahniuk's 2009 Novel, Plot Revealed!". Chuckpalahniuk.net. March 20, 2008. Retrieved March 20, 2008.
- Chuck Palahniuk; interviewed by Michael Roberts (May 21, 2008). "Snuff Author Chuck Palahniuk Predicts Columbine Porn". The Latest Word. Denver Westword. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
- "First Details For Chuck Palahniuk's 2010 Novel, "Tell All"". Chuckpalahniuk.net. March 7, 2009. Retrieved March 7, 2009.