Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vonnegut: Back From the Dead With New Stories

Vonnegut lives!

Kurt Vonnegut fans have reason to celebrate, as 14 of the late novelist's unpublished short stories are being released as "e-books," according to a story written by Dave Itzkoff and published Wednesday in the New York Times.

"Hello Red," the first of the stories from the author, who died in 2007, will be available Aug. 25, with "The Petrified Ants" to follow on Sept. 29.

Look at the Birdie, a new hardcover collection of Vonnegut's short stories, will be published Oct. 20 by Delacorte Press.

"In a statement Nita Taublib, the editor in chief of the Bantam Dell unit of Random House, which includes Delacorte, and Kerri Buckley, an editor there, said the collection was assembled by comparing annotated drafts provided by the Vonnegut estate," according to Itzkoff.

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