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Michael Chabon


USA flag (1963 - )
Husband of Ayelet Waldman

Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. His other books include Wonder Boys and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his novelist wife Ayelet Waldman, and their three children.
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Michael Chabon
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Short stories
In the Black Mill (1997)


Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2001) : The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2001) : The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Yiddish Policemen's Union
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (2008) : The Yiddish Policemen's Union


Michael Chabon recommends
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American Gods (2001)
(American Gods, book 1)
Neil Gaiman
"American Gods manages to reinvent, and to reassert, the enduring importance of fantastic literature in this late age of the world. Dark fun, and nourishing to the soul."
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Carter Beats the Devil (2001)
Glen David Gold
"A top-hat-and-tails performance...suspenseful, compendious, moving and persuasive."
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The Lovely Bones (2002)
Alice Sebold
"Painfully funny, bracingly tough, terribly sad, it is a feat of imagination and a tribute to the healing power of grief."
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The Fortress of Solitude (2003)
Jonathan Lethem
"Lethem has done a number of things here, any one of which is impossible for any but the very finest novelists. He has vividly and lovingly and truthfully, through thrilling evocation of its music, its popular culture, its street games, argot, pharmacology, social mores and racial politics, recreated a world, a moment in history that I would have thought lost and irrecoverable. He has created, in young Dylan, a genuine literary hero. He has reinvented and reinvigorated the myths of the superhero, of black-white relations, of New York City itself. But most of all, from my point of view, he captures precisely - as only a great novelist can - how it feels to love the world that is, on a daily basis, kicking your ass."
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A Company of Three (2003)
Varley O'Connor
"An old fashioned novel... elegantly wrought, hard-boiled and tenderhearted about the world of actors and theatre."
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Lisey's Story (2006)
Stephen King
"Stephen king makes bold, brilliant use of his satanic storytelling gift, his angelic ear for language, and above all his incomparable ability to find the epic in the ordinary."
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U.S.! (2006)
Chris Bachelder
"We need novelists like Chris Bachelder who can, with a microfine sense of humor and a tragic sense of history, almost make it all make sense. We're lucky to have him."
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Adverbs (2006)
Daniel Handler
"A thrilling feat of tragic magic"
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The Story of a Marriage (2008)
Andrew Sean Greer
"One of the most talented writers around."
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Elric: Duke Elric (2009)
(Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone, book 4)
Michael Moorcock
"Michael Moorcock's work as a critic, as an editor and as a writer has made it easier for me and a whole generation of us to roam the 'moonbeam roads' of the literary multiverse."
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The Long Man (2010)
(Max August Magikal Thrillers )
Steve Englehart
"The Long Man adds another dazzling burst of storytelling power to Englehart's ongoing display of his brilliance."
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The People Who Watched Her Pass By (2010)
Scott Bradfield
"Scott Bradfield has not simply staked out new literary terrain . . . he has mapped and colonized an entire new planet."
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What I Didn't See (2010)
Karen Joy Fowler
"No contemporary writer creates characters more appealing, or examines them with greater acuity and forgiveness."
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Yarn (2010)
(Grey, book 2)
Jon Armstrong
"Jon Armstrong is a genius, with an umlaut, to the fifth power."
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Any Day Now (2012)
Terry Bisson
"An unsettling, funny, freaky reimagining of America, impeccably written, by one of our most consistantly interesting transgressors of literary boundaries."
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Modern Gods (2017)
Nick Laird
"Modern Gods has realer-than-real characters, unexpected turns of plot into unknown corners of the world, and language that finds its way through the darkest moments and states of mind to shine its clear bright light, revelatory and unforgiving. And it encompasses deep–the deepest, thorniest–questions of faith and redemption, fate and forgiveness."
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Winter Warning (2017)
(Isaac Sidel, book 12)
Jerome Charyn
"One of the most important writers in American literature."
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Heather, the Totality (2017)
Matthew Weiner
"Heather, The Totality is a tour de force of control, tone and razor-slash insight. In its clear-eyed anatomist's gaze and its remarkable combination of empathy and pitilessness I hear echoes of Flaubert and Richard Yates, with a deeply twisted twist of Muriel Spark at her darkest. I could not put it down."

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