This article is from the Kurt Vonnegut FAQ, by George A Cooley email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Kurt Vonnegut was born on Armistice Day (November 11, 1922 - or
Veterans Day, as we call it now [read "Mother Night" by KV for more on
Armistice Day]) in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is, among other things, a
writer of science fiction and satire (and the occasional dictionary
review). A true master of contemporary American literature, he is the
author of eighteen highly acclaimed books, and dozens of short stories and
essays. Among his most known works are "The Sirens of Titan" (1959,)
"Cat's Cradle" (1963,) and "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1969).