- n United States writer whose novels and short stories are a mixture of realism and satire and science fiction (born in 1922)
- John Lennon in Houston Chronicle
Everybody loved Vonnegut, whereas Norman was a much more controversial figure,says J. Michael Lennon, the literary executor for Mailer, who died Saturday.
- Dana Gioia in Forbes
I remember being given an honorary degree a few years ago at Lehigh University, when Vonnegut was the commencement speaker, and you could tell these kids had read him in a way that they hadn't read Mailer or Styron,says Dana Gioia, poet and...