Kurt Vonnegut’s black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959, and established him as ＂a true artist＂ (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, ＂one of the best living American writers.＂ Kurt Vonnegut died in April 2007.
Edith ＂Edie＂ Vonnegut is Kurt Vonnegut’s oldest daughter. She was born in Schenectady, New York in 1949, and raised in Barnstable, Massachusetts. She works as a painter and has exhibited in galleries across the United States. She wrote and illustrated the book Domestic Goddesses. She has also served as a contributing illustrator to The New York Times Op-Ed page and Playboy. She lives in the barn behind the house she grew up in with her husband, John, and has two sons and two grandchildren.