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Dan Chaon

USA flag (b.1964)

Dan Chaon is the author of Among the Missing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and You Remind Me of Me, which was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Chaons fiction has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction, and he was the recipient of the 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Chaon lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and teaches at Oberlin College, where he is the Pauline M. Delaney Professor of Creative Writing. His new novel, Await Your Reply, will be published in late August 2009.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Mystery
   You Remind Me of Me (2004)
   Await Your Reply (2009)
   Ill Will (2017)
   Sleepwalk (2022)
   Fitting Ends (1995)
   Among the Missing (2001)
   Stay Awake (2012)
Novellas and Short Stories
Series contributed to
Dan Chaon recommends
The Garden (2024)
Clare Beams
"THE GARDEN is a shimmering, sinister jewel of a novel, with an aching, Shirley Jackson like heart. Highly recommended!"
Say Hello to My Little Friend (2024)
Jennine Capó Crucet
"Jennine Capó Crucet is one of America's most distinctive writers, and Say Hello to My Little Friend is her best yet?smart, inventive, hilarious, and brimming with heart."
Grasshands (2024)
Kyle Winkler
"Grasshands is an enchanting and lovely dark fantasy novel, with echoes of Bradbury, Jackson, and Gaiman - yet its own, startlingly original creation. Kyle Winkler is a distinctive and inventive young writer with an exciting future ahead of him."

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Books containing stories by Dan Chaon
The Best of the Best Horror of the Year (2018)
(Best Horror of the Year)
edited by
Ellen Datlow
All-American Horror of the 21st Century (2016)
The First Decade : 2000-2010
edited by
Mort Castle

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Award nominations
2018 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Ill Will
2018 Locus Award for Best Horror Novel (nominee) : Ill Will
2018 ITW Award for Best Hardcover Novel (nominee) : Ill Will
2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Fiction (nominee) : Little America
2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Fiction (nominee) : How We Escaped our Certain Fate
2001 National Book Award for Fiction (shortlist) : Among the Missing

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