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Douglas Coupland

30 December 1961 -

Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist. His fiction is complemented by recognized works in design and visual art arising from his early formal training. His first novel, the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, popularized terms such as McJob and Generation X. He has published thirteen novels, a collection of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. A specific feature of Coupland's novels is their synthesis of postmodern religion, Web 2.0 technology, human sexuality, and pop culture.

Coupland currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his partner David Weir. He published his twelfth novel Generation A in 2009. He is presently working on a biography of Marshall McLuhan for Penguin's "Extraordinary Canadians" book series, an updated release of City of Glass, and a new television series, Extinction Event. He will also be the presenter of the 2011 Massey Lectures. (Source)

Thanks to Jason Michael for the lovely polaroid portrait!

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