Coupland Interview

A very good interview with Douglas Coupland, one of my favorite authors.

Douglas Coupland is good at labels. He is an accomplished lifestyle taxonomist, an acute observer of social trends. His books and conversation glisten with consumer brands and pop-cultural name-checks. In the disaffected suburbs of Couplandland, such shared references are the glue that holds the post-political, post-religious, post-post (he was an early evangelist for email) world together. But he is not good at being labelled.

In recent years I’ve been reading a lot of novels set in contemporary settings, there are a few must reads in there, he’s one of them, along with Chuck Palahniuk.

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