Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vonnegut biographer in Charlotte next week

Charles J. Shields will sign copies of his new Kurt Vonnegut biography, "And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road.

Named a New York Times' Notable Book of the Year, Shield's biography portrays Vonnegut ("Slaughterhouse-Five," "Cat's Cradle") as an unhappy man trapped in a bad marriage. Vonnegut had been cooperating with the biography when he died in 2007 at age 84.

Shields, who lives in Virginia, is also author of "Mockingbird," a biography of Harper Lee.