Kurt Vonnegut


Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During the Second World War he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of war in Germany, witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD still rules the book-lovers roost as we announce the 10 Bestselling Vintage Classics books. Our current Top 10 Vintage Classics Bestsellers list shows Australian’s are still keen to get to know the Great American classics such as Hemingway, but fairytales and book-to-film adaptations are still vying for space on our bookshelves. Plus there’s new ‘future classic’ additions to the list from authors like Margaret Atwood and Haruki Murakami.

There’s a striking juxtaposition between the elegance of these writers and the brutality of their subject – a dynamic captured in these beautifully designed Vintage jackets. While all of the books in this series are indisputable classics, here are four of our favourites.

Books by Kurt Vonnegut