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Douglas Coupland

Douglas CouplandBorn: 30-Dec-1961
Birthplace: Baden-Söllingen, Germany

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Generation X

Born on a NATO base in Germany, his family relocated to Vancouver when Coupland was four years old. He coined the term "Generation X" with his 1991 novel by the same title, referring to the post-"Baby Boom" children born in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Another major success followed with Microserfs (1995).

[1] Alonso Duralde, "All the Lonely People: Artist and Generation X Novelist Douglas Coupland Talks About Disaster Movies, Google, and his New Book, Eleanor Rigby. Oh, and he Comes Out", The Advocate, 1 February 2005, "Politically right now, gay and Canadian is about as exciting as it gets."

Father: Dr. Douglas Charles Thomas
Mother: C. Janet Coupland

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Author of books:
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture (1991, novel)
Shampoo Planet (1992, novel)
Life After God (1994, novel)
Microserfs (1995, novel)
Polaroids from the Dead (1996, essays)
Girlfriend in a Coma (1998, novel)
Miss Wyoming (1999, novel)
City of Glass (2000, essays)
God Hates Japan (2001)
All Families Are Psychotic: A Novel (2001, novel)
Hey Nostradamus! (2003, novel)
Eleanor Rigby (2004, novel)

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