About the Program
Charles Shields recounts the life of author and satirist, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007). Mr. Shields reports on the prolific writer's childhood in Indiana, his time spent as a prisoner of war in Dresden during World War II, his efforts to break into the publishing world, and his struggles with alcoholism and his mother's and his own attempted suicide. Kurt Vonnegut was the author of sixteen books, which include Slaughterhouse Five and Cat's Cradle. Charles Shields speaks at Turnrow Books in Greenwood, Mississippi.