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Douglas Coupland
Since 1991 Coupland has written thirteen novels published in most languages. He has written and performed for England’s Royal Shakespeare Company and is a columnist for The Financial Times of London. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, e-flux, DIS and Vice. In 2000 Coupland... show more



Since 1991 Coupland has written thirteen novels published in most languages. He has written and performed for England’s Royal Shakespeare Company and is a columnist for The Financial Times of London. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, e-flux, DIS and Vice. In 2000 Coupland amplified his visual art production and has recently had two separate museum retrospectives, Everything is Anything is Anywhere is Everywhere at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and Bit Rot at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, and Villa Stücke in Munich this fall. In 2015 and 2016 Coupland was artist in residence in the Paris Google Cultural Institute. Coupland is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Officer of the Order of British Columbia and is a Chevlier de l'Order des Arts et des Lettres.

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Birth date: December 30, 1961
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
I am in, or at least on the cusp of, Generation X, so I must admit that i expected this curious production to resonate with me more than it did. There were flashes of recognition with some (not nearly all) of the constant string of material culture references. And I recognized, at an intellectual le...
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XOX rated it 4 years ago
Very interesting story on the work life of IT persons who are smart, but isolated. The intensity and the competitiveness in the field. Also, about the strange story of the persons. What is it like to be smart and work among smart persons who are equally self absolved. For those who are nerd a...
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Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it 4 years ago
It is remarkably rare that I work myself begrudgingly through a book and stick with it. The only reason I put myself through this torture was, firstly because it is an ARC and I felt a bit of an obligation, and secondly, I just felt, page after page that it couldn't be this bad. this painful. In the...
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Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets rated it 5 years ago
Woah. This is a dark dark book. It's the funniest I've read in a long time. I laughed constantly; I have a pretty messed up sense of humor and maybe you, dear reader, do not. Reminded me of the 2nd half of Rick Moody's THE FOUR FINGERS OF DEATH.Also, the cartoon ARCHER. Give it a shot. Just don't ex...
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