Chuck Palahniuk was born on 21 February, 1962, in Pasco, Washington and has been active since 1996 when Fight Club was released to a fierce but acclaimed reception. His books often have a post-modern and minimalistic atmosphere that is combined with elements of horror.
He studied journalism at the university of Oregon and graduated in 1986. He moved to Portland where he worked as a reporter and volunteered at both a homeless shelter and hospice. His first novel Invisible Monsters was rejected by publishers and Fight Club was Chuck’s controversial response to this.