Generation X Author Speaks in Coral Gables


From South Florida Sun-Sentinel (February 1, 2001)

by Chauncey Mabe

Douglas Coupland didn't exactly coin the term "Generation X," which had previously been used in other contexts, but he was the first to apply it in the sense of identifying the post-Baby Boom generation. His 1991 novel, Generation X, sold 400,000 copies and made him one of the hottest young writers in North America, with a reputation for capturing the details of a media-saturated age. The Canadian author has since published nine books of varying quality, the best being Life After God and Microserfs.

Coupland, who is also an award-winning sculptor, will be at Books and Books at 8 p.m. Saturday to talk about his novel Miss Wyoming, wherein he tackles the celebrity culture of Hollywood. The store is at 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.