While Mortals Sleep (book)

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While Mortals Sleep
First edition
Author Kurt Vonnegut
Cover artist Kurt Vonnegut
Country United States
Language English
Genre Anthology
Publisher Delacorte Press
Publication date
Pages 272
ISBN 978-0-385-34373-2

While Mortals Sleep is a collection of sixteen previously unpublished short stories by Kurt Vonnegut, released on January 25, 2011. It is the third posthumously published Kurt Vonnegut book, the first being Armageddon in Retrospect, the second being Look at the Birdie. The book begins with a foreword by Dave Eggers. Illustrations by Vonnegut himself appear throughout.


  • "Jenny"
  • "The Epizootic"
  • "Hundred-Dollar Kisses"
  • "Guardian of the Person"
  • “With His Hand on the Throttle"
  • "Girl Pool”
  • “Ruth”
  • “While Mortals Sleep”
  • “Out, Brief Candle”
  • “Tango”
  • “Bomar”
  • “The Man Without No Kiddleys”
  • “Mr. Z”
  • “$10,000 a Year, Easy”
  • "Money Talks”
  • "The Humbugs"