Douglas Coupland is Canadian, born on a Canadian Air Force base near Baden-Baden, Germany, on December 30, 1961. In 1965 his family moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he continues to live and work. Coupland has studied art and design in Vancouver, Canada, Milan, Italy and Sapporo, Japan. His first novel, Generation X, was published in March of 1991. Since then he has published ten novels and several non-fiction books in 36 languages and most countries on earth. He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, England, and in 2001 resumed his practice as a visual artist, with exhibitions in spaces in North America, Europe and Asia.
2006 marked the premiere of the feature film ‘Everything’s Gone Green,’ his first story written specifically for the screen. In 2007 Coupland’s novel, jPod, was adapted into a series of thirteen one-hour episodes with Canada’s CBC.
Coupland’s biography of Marshall McLuhan will publish with Penguin Canada in March of 2010. In October Coupland will be giving the 2010 Massey Lectures across Canada, coinciding with a published version of the lectures.
April 27, 2010 @ 8:00 PM