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.

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The Amazing Adventures of K...

4.17 avg rating — 188,757 ratings — published 2000 — 103 editions
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

3.71 avg rating — 75,752 ratings — published 2007 — 78 editions
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Wonder Boys

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3.93 avg rating — 33,730 ratings — published 1995 — 61 editions
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Moonglow

3.81 avg rating — 30,497 ratings — published 2016 — 60 editions
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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

3.64 avg rating — 25,840 ratings — published 1988 — 57 editions
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Telegraph Avenue

3.38 avg rating — 20,313 ratings — published 2012 — 64 editions
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The Final Solution

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Gentlemen of the Road

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Summerland

3.56 avg rating — 11,577 ratings — published 2002 — 46 editions
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Manhood for Amateurs

3.72 avg rating — 7,646 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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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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