“The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
– Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
Chuck Palahniuk, author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which was very famously adapted into a feature film, is an American novelist and freelance journalist. Palahniuk describes his work as “transgressional” fiction.
Palahniuk often wrote his books with distinct similarities. The characters represent people who have been marginalized in one way or another by society, and often react with self-destructive aggressiveness. Beginning with Lullaby, the style of his novels changed to mostly satirical horror stories.
Palahniuk is the recipient of the 1997 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and the 1997 Oregon Book Award for Best Novel both for Fight Club) and the 2003 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for Lullaby. He was also nominated for the 1999 Oregon Book Award for Best Novel for Survivor and the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel for Lullaby in 2002 and Haunted in 2005.