Novelist, designer, and visual artist
Douglas Coupland OC OBC is a Canadian novelist, designer, and visual artist. His first novel, the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, popularized the terms Generation X and McJob. He has published thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and several dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. His latest novel is Binge: 60 Stories to Make Your Brain Feel Different.
Coupland is a columnist for The Financial Times and a frequent contributor to The New York Times, e-flux journal, Dis, and Vice. His art exhibits include everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, which was exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and Bit Rot at Rotterdam’s Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and the Villa Stuck.
Coupland is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a member of the Order of British Columbia. He published his thirteenth novel Worst. Person. Ever. in 2012. He also released an updated version of City of Glass and a biography, Extraordinary Canadians: Marshall McLuhan.