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Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (/ˈpɔːlənɪk/, Ukrainian: Палагнюк Ukrainian pronunciation: [pɑlɑɦˈnʲuk]; born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as transgressional fiction. He is the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into an acclaimed film of the same name.

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