One of the most influential American writers and novelists of the 20th century, Kurt Vonnegut is best known for writing Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat’s Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). His works are a blend of science, satire and black comedy. Vonnegut was also famous for his humanist beliefs and was the honorary president of the American Humanist Association.
Kurt Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writings have left a deep influence on the American literature of the 20th century. Vonnegut created his own unusual world in the novels he wrote making them a blend of literature, science fiction and humor accompanied with absurd social commentary. The novels were also filled with unusual characters such as the alien race known as the Tralfamadorians in Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).