JACK MORTON AUDITORIUM
Michael Chabon’s first novel The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988) was a New York Times bestseller. His second Wonder Boys (1995), was made into a critically-acclaimed film featuring Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire. His young adult novel, Summerland, won the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature. He has also written articles and essays, a number of screenplays and teleplays (as well as sharing story credit for Spiderman 2). The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay won the Pulitzer Prize. Chabon’s novella The Final Solution (2004) was awarded the 2005 National Jewish Book Award and also the 2003 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction by The Paris Review. Chabon also writes a regular column for the magazine Details.
Michael Chabon has lectured widely on topics including the art and craft of writing and the tradition of Jewish fiction. His novel The Yiddish Policemen’s Union is a hardboiled detective novel set in an alternate world where Israel failed to be born and millions of European Jewish refugees took shelter in Alaska, creating a miniature American Yiddishland. It became a New York Times bestseller immediately upon publication and won the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2008. In 2007, his short swashbuckling adventure novel, Gentlemen of the Road appeared. Michael Chabon’s collection of essays entitled Maps & Legends was published by McSweeney’s in 2008.
Free and open to all, but seating is limited. This event has been made possible through the generosity of David Bruce Smith and the Wang Endowment