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Palahniuk, Chuck (b. 1962)  
 
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He has also published two books of nonfiction, Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon (2003) and Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (2004).

Palahniuk currently lives with his long-term partner outside Vancouver, Washington.

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    Bibliography
   

Brook, Alan, and Robert Westerfelhaus. "Hiding Homoeroticism in Plan View: The Fight Club DVD as digital closet." Critical Studies in Media Communications (March 2002): 21-43.

Bunn, Austin. "Open Book: Chuck Palahniuk Writes Stories That Fearlessly Expose the Darkest Parts of the Human Experience. So Why Is It That When It Comes to His Sexuality There Are Still Some Things He Likes to Keep Hidden?" The Advocate (March 20, 2008): 42-45.

Casado de Rocha, Antonio. "Disease and Community in Chuck Palahniuk's Early Fiction." Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature. (Fall/Winter 2005): 105-115.

Chalmers, Robert. "Chuck Palahniuk: Stranger than fiction." The Independent (London) (August 1, 2004): Features, 2-7.

Denby, David. "The Film File: Fight Club." The New Yorker (November 1, 1999): www.newyorker.com/arts/reviews/film/fight_club_fincher.

Glaister, Dan. "I Dare You." The Guardian (London) (March 13, 2004): 12.

Holden, Stephen. "Heimlich Maneuvers on the Way to Self." The New York Times (September 26, 2008: E17.

Jenkins, Emily. "Extreme Sport: An interview with Thrill-seeking Novelist Chuck Palahniuk." The Village Voice (October 12, 1999): 67.

Murphy, Tim. "Soap Star: Chuck Palahniuk, Dude Novelist, Gets Campy." New York (May 9, 2010).

O'Hagan, Sean. "Interview: Fright Club." The Observer (London) (May 8, 2005): 14.

Shone, Tom. "Haunted: Gore Values." The New York Times (May 22, 2005): 7, 20.

Tomlinson, Sarah. "Is It Fistfighting, or Just Multi-tasking?" Salon.com (October 13, 1999). http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/int/1999/10/13/palahniuk

Valby, Karen. "Chuck Palahniuk Does Not Attend Fight Club." Entertainment Weekly (September 26, 2003): 62-67.

 

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    Author: Kaczorowski, Craig  
    Entry Title: Palahniuk, Chuck  
    General Editor: Claude J. Summers  
    Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer Culture
 
    Publication Date: 2011  
    Date Last Updated October 14, 2011  
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