Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon


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in Washington, District of Columbia, The United States
May 24, 1963

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Michael Chabon (b. 1963) is an acclaimed and bestselling author whose works include the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000). Chabon achieved literary fame at age twenty-four with his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), which was a major critical and commercial success. He then published Wonder Boys (1995), another bestseller, which was made into a film starring Michael Douglas. One of America’s most distinctive voices, Chabon has been called “a magical prose stylist” by the New York Times Book Review, and is known for his lively writing, nostalgia for bygone modes of storytelling, and deep empathy for the human predicament.

Average rating: 3.89 · 400,864 ratings · 34,899 reviews · 99 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Amazing Adventures of K...

4.17 avg rating — 166,210 ratings — published 2000 — 84 editions
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

3.70 avg rating — 55,398 ratings — published 2007 — 66 editions
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Wonder Boys

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3.93 avg rating — 30,773 ratings — published 1995 — 54 editions
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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

3.63 avg rating — 23,444 ratings — published 1988 — 46 editions
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Moonglow

3.83 avg rating — 23,109 ratings — published 2016 — 50 editions
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Telegraph Avenue

3.37 avg rating — 18,479 ratings — published 2012 — 58 editions
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The Final Solution

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3.31 avg rating — 14,492 ratings — published 2004 — 36 editions
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Gentlemen of the Road

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3.42 avg rating — 12,038 ratings — published 2007 — 37 editions
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Summerland

3.55 avg rating — 10,448 ratings — published 2002 — 44 editions
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Manhood for Amateurs

3.73 avg rating — 7,111 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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November 2016, Michael Chabon
"The Pulitzer Prize-winning author weaves together his family's own history with world history in Moonglow, a novel-disguised-as-memoir about truth, lies, and mythology." ...More

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“There's nothing more embarrassing than to have earned the disfavor of a perceptive animal.”
Michael Chabon, Wonder Boys

“Drunk, Jane spoke as though she were Nancy Drew. I was a fool for a girl with a dainty lexicon.”
Michael Chabon, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

“In the immemorial style of young men under pressure, they decided to lie down for a while and waste time.”
Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

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