This is possibly the most recent interview with Chuck Palahniuk. In it, Chuck discusses his life, his working process, and a little bit about his new book, Damned. For newbies to Chuck’s work, the article does a pretty good rundown on his life and work, and for the Chuck enthusiast, there might be some new tidbits not previously known.
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As interviews go, this particular pause is a substantial one. “I’m still here,” says Chuck Palahniuk, breaking a silence that was fast approaching the 10-second mark. “I’m just thinking. Sorry, I’m slower than my computer.”
There is, ShortList assures him, no need to apologise. It’s a pleasant surprise to encounter an interviewee who takes time to consider their answers, even if it is at a speed that would embarrass their own presumably ancient PC. As we’re finding out, a phone call to the Palahniuk household yields honest and thoughtful insight into what really makes the man tick.
It seems the first rule of interviewing Chuck Palahniuk is: do not attempt rapid-fire chat with Chuck Palahniuk.
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