Chris Lafave is the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Curator. He was introduced to the work of Kurt Vonnegut while attending Ball State University at the tender young age of 23.

His first book was Breakfast of Champions, followed closely by reading the excellent short story collection Welcome to the Monkey House, on the night Kurt Vonnegut died.  Chris continued to admire Kurt Vonnegut’s work throughout a stint playing in bluegrass bands in Chicago, IL and completing his Masters in Library Science at Indiana University.

He began volunteering at the Vonnegut in 2011 at the grand opening, became Curator in 2012, and has continued to serve the organization to this day.

Chris loves various parts of Indianapolis.  Favorite places include the Vonnegut Library, Black Acre Brewery, Dorman Street, the Chatterbox Jazz Club, pork tenderloin sandwiches, Victory Field, and Garfield Park for kickball games.

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