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Michael Chabon - Author

About the Author

Michael Chabon is the author of two collections of short stories A Model World  and Werewolves in their Youth and three novels, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Wonder Boys  has been made into a film starring Michael Douglas and Robert Downie Jr. and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire  and Playboy. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter. Search Michael Chabon on Instagram and hear an excerpt on audio.

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Featured books by Michael Chabon

Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue

Author: Michael Chabon Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2013

From the bestselling author of 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay'; his first novel in 5 years is a lovingly painted pop-culture epic. As summer in Oakland, California, draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are hanging in there, co-regents of Brokeland Records. Their wives, Gwen and Aviva, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of legendary midwives. When former star quarterback Gibson Goode announces plans to dump his latest Dogpile megastore on Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear the worst for their vulnerable little enterprise, as behind Goode's proposal lurks a nefarious scheme. And while their husbands struggle to mount a defence, Aviva and Gwen find themselves caught up in a professional battle that tests their friendship. Then into their already tangled lives comes Titus Joyner, the teenage son Archy has never acknowledged.

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Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Author: Michael Chabon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Manhood for Amateurs and Moonglow, returns with a collection of heartfelt, humorous and insightful essays on the meaning of fatherhood. You are born into a family and those are your people, and they know you and they love you and if you are lucky they even, on occasion, manage to understand you. And that ought to be enough. But it is never enough What are you allowed to talk about with your children? When to step in with advice, when to let them make their own mistakes? It's more complicated than you think. Somehow you muddle through. In this heartfelt, humorous and wise book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon attempts to weigh in on difficult conversations with his children, on everything from texting girls to death. But it is when he hangs back that he catches them transforming into their own people. What emerges is a father's deep respect for his children's passions and for their bravery in the face of conformity. Whether you know the joy and struggles of being a father, or were shaped by one, you will find a home in these stunning essays.

Bookends Collected Intros and Outros

Bookends Collected Intros and Outros

Author: Michael Chabon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A brilliant, idiosyncratic collection of introductions and afterwords (plus some liner notes) by New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon- one of contemporary literature's most gifted prose stylists (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). In Bookends, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literature-age-old classics as well as his own-that presents a unique look into his literary origins and influences, the books that shaped his taste and formed his ideas about writing and reading. Chabon asks why anyone would write an introduction, or for that matter, read one. His own daughter Rose prefers to skip them. Chabon's answer is simple and simultaneously profound: a hope of bringing pleasure for the reader. Likewise, afterwords-they are all about shared pleasure, about the pure love of a work of art that has inspired, awakened, transformed the reader. Ultimately, this thought-provoking compendium is a series of love letters and thank-you notes, unified by the simple theme of the shared pleasure of discovery, whether it's the boyhood revelation of the most important story in Chabon's life (Ray Bradbury's The Rocket Man ); a celebration of the greatest literary cartographer of the planet Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, with his character John Carter); a reintroduction to a forgotten master of ghost stories (M. R. James, ironically the happiest of men ); the recognition that the worlds of Wes Anderson's films are reassembled scale models of our own broken reality (as is all art); Chabon's own rude awakening from the muse as he writes his debut novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh; or a playful parody of lyrical interpretation in the liner notes for Mark Ronson's Uptown Special, the true purpose of which, Chabon insists, is to spread the gospel of sensible automotive safety and maintenance practices. Galaxies away from academic or didactic, Bookends celebrates wonder-and like the copy of The Phantom Tollbooth handed to young Michael by a friend of his father he never saw again-it is a treasured gift.

Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Author: Michael Chabon Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2018

Proslavlennyj roman sovremennogo klassika, laureat Pulitcerovskoj premii, finalist mnozhestva drugih prestizhnyh literaturnyh nagrad, kniga desyatiletiya po versii Entertainment Weekly; "e;Vojna i mir"e; na amerikanskij lad - bez aristokratov, no s supergeroyami, ehpicheskaya istoriya druzhby, lyubvi i odinochestva, chelovecheskoj tragedii i novogo iskusstva. "e;Kavaler & Klej"e; - ehto tvorcheskij dueht genial'nogo risoval'shchika Jozefa Kavalera i ego n'yu-jorkskogo kuzena Sehmmi Klejmana, sochinitelya s poistine bezgranichnoj fantaziej. Uchenik illyuzionista Jozef (na novoj rodine - Dzho) sovershaet svoj pervyj udachnyj pobeg: iz okkupirovannoj nemcami Pragi, v odnom grobu s misticheskim simvolom evrejskogo naroda - prazhskim golemom. Dzho i Sehm nachinayut vypuskat' komiks pro supergeroya EHskapista - i chem trevozhnee donosyashchiesya iz Evropy vesti, chem illyuzornee nadezhdy Dzho spasti ostavshihsya v Prage rodnyh, tem krepche b'et gitlerovcev EHskapist... Roman publikuetsya v novom perevode i s dopolnitel'nymi materialami - udalennye sceny, novoe posleslovie ot avtora i mnogoe drugoe.

Schurken der Landstrae

Schurken der Landstrae

Author: Michael Chabon Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2018

"e;Ein Wortmagier, ein Spieler in allen Genres, einer der es versteht, eine gute Geschichte zu erzahlen"e; Die Welt. Sie sind ein seltsames Paar - der blasse, spinnenbeinige Zelikman sowie Amram, der afrikanisch-jdische Riese, dessen scharfe Zunge hnlich verletzen kann wie seine Streitaxt. Die beiden ziehen um das Jahr 950 durch die kaukasischen Berge und leben von Auftragsdiebstahl, Trickbetrgereien oder sonstigen beltaten - dem ungleichen Paar scheint nichts fremd. Gleichwohl kommen sie an ihre Grenzen, als sie gezwungen werden, Eskorte und Aufpasser des Prinzen der Chasaren zu werden.

Die Vereinigung jiddischer Polizisten

Die Vereinigung jiddischer Polizisten

Author: Michael Chabon Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2018

"e;Ein Wortmagier, ein Spieler in allen Genres, einer der es versteht, eine gute Geschichte zu erzahlen"e; Die Welt. Meyer Landsman vom Morddezernat hat Probleme. Seine Ehe ist am Ende, er trinkt und steckt auch beruflich in einer Sackgasse: In dem billigen Hotel, in dem er wohnt, wurde ein Mord begangen. Das Opfer ist ein ehemaliges Schach-Wunderkind, und Landsman beginnt mit den Untersuchungen. Doch als von ganz oben die Anweisung ergeht, dass der Fall sofort zu den Akten gelegt werden soll, ermittelt Landsman mit seinem Partner auf eigene Faust und gert tief in eine Welt, in der politische Ziele und religiser Wahn eine gefhrliche Allianz eingehen.

Michael Chabon's The Escapist Pulse-Pounding Thrills

Michael Chabon's The Escapist Pulse-Pounding Thrills

Author: Michael Chabon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2018

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Author: Michael Chabon Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Manhood for Amateurs and Moonglow, returns with a collection of heartfelt, humorous and insightful essays on the meaning of fatherhood. You are born into a family and those are your people, and they know you and they love you and if you are lucky they even, on occasion, manage to understand you. And that ought to be enough. But it is never enough What are you allowed to talk about with your children? When to step in with advice, when to let them make their own mistakes? It's more complicated than you think. Somehow you muddle through. In this heartfelt, humorous and wise book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon attempts to weigh in on difficult conversations with his children, on everything from texting girls to death. But it is when he hangs back that he catches them transforming into their own people. What emerges is a father's deep respect for his children's passions and for their bravery in the face of conformity. Whether you know the joy and struggles of being a father, or were shaped by one, you will find a home in these stunning essays.

Pops

Pops

Author: Michael Chabon Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2018

Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Manhood for Amateurs and Moonglow, returns with a collection of heartfelt, humorous and insightful essays on the meaning of fatherhood. You are born into a family and those are your people, and they know you and they love you and if you are lucky they even, on occasion, manage to understand you. And that ought to be enough. But it is never enough What are you allowed to talk about with your children? When to step in with advice, when to let them make their own mistakes? It's more complicated than you think. Somehow you muddle through. In this heartfelt, humorous and wise book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon attempts to weigh in on difficult conversations with his children, on everything from texting girls to death. But it is when he hangs back that he catches them transforming into their own people. What emerges is a father's deep respect for his children's passions and for their bravery in the face of conformity. Whether you know the joy and struggles of being a father, or were shaped by one, you will find a home in these stunning essays.

Moonglow

Moonglow

Author: Michael Chabon Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2018

Das neue Meisterwerk des Bestseller-Autors Michael Chabon: Ein alter Mann auf dem Sterbebett beichtet seinem Enkel die unglaubliche Geschichte seines Lebens. In diesem in den USA gefeierten Roman erzhlt Michael Chabon die unglaublichen Abenteuer seines unkonventionellen Grovaters, der einst Wernher von Braun in Deutschland jagte und ein in vielerlei Hinsicht leidenschaftliches Leben fhrte. Whrend in Deutschland die Mauer fllt, sitzt Michael am Bett seines Grovaters, der in der letzten Woche seines Lebens pltzlich gesprchig geworden ist. Der Enkel erfhrt, wie der Grovater einmal seinen Chef fast mit einer Telefonschnur erdrosselt htte, warum er eine Brcke in Washington in die Luft sprengen wollte, wie er in Deutschland den verhassten Wernher von Braun jagte, warum von Braun und er dieselbe Leidenschaft teilten und wie er nach dem Tod seiner Frau eine neue Vertraute fand. Mit sprachlicher Eleganz erzhlt Michael Chabon Episoden aus der Lebensgeschichte seines Grovaters, in denen sich die groen Themen der amerikanischen und europischen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts - von der Mond-Raumfahrt bis zum Mauerfall - spiegeln. Ein in den USA gefeierter groer Roman, der u. a. von der Washington Post und dem Wall Street Journal zum Book of the Year gewhlt wurde, zahlreiche Auszeichnungen erhielt und die Bestsellerlisten anfhrte. "e;Ein absolutes Meisterwerk"e; The Guardian"e;Eine durch und durch bezaubernde Geschichte ber die Umwege, die das Leben einschlgt, ber die Unflle, die ihm eine neue Richtung geben, und ber die Geheimnisse, die man erahnt, aber nicht sieht"e; The Washington Post"e;Lustig, bewegend und sehr unterhaltsam. Chabon ist ein Meister seines Fachs."e; Daily Mail"e;Ein vor brillanten Ideen bersprudelnder Roman, der im Schafspelz einer Autobiografie daherkommt."e; The Wall Street Journal

Michael Chabon's The Escapists: Amazing Adventures

Michael Chabon's The Escapists: Amazing Adventures

Author: Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2018

Michael Chabon's The Escapists

Michael Chabon's The Escapists

Author: Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2017

Kingdom of Olives and Ash Writers Confront the Occupation

Kingdom of Olives and Ash Writers Confront the Occupation

Author: Michael Chabon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien, Eimear McBride, Taiye Selasi and editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank. The violence on both sides of the conflict has been horrific, the casualties catastrophic. Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have joined forces with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence-an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there-and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories. KINGDOM OF OLIVES AND ASH includes contributions from some of our most esteemed storytellers, including essays from editors Chabon and Waldman. Their writing enables readers to understand the human narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news. Together they all stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.

Kingdom of Olives and Ash

Kingdom of Olives and Ash

Author: Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2017

A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silencean organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice thereand a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories.Kingdom of Olives and Ashincludes contributions from several of todays most esteemed storytellers including: Colum McCann, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers, Hari Kunzru, Raja Shehadeh, Mario Vargas Llosa and Assaf Gavron, as well as from editors Chabon and Waldman. Through these incisive, perceptive, and poignant essays, readerswill gainunique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news,as well asdeeper understanding of the conflict asexperienced bythe people who live in the occupied territories. Together, these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.

Kingdom of Olives and Ash

Kingdom of Olives and Ash

Author: Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2017

Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien, Eimear McBride, Taiye Selasi and editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank. The violence on both sides of the conflict has been horrific, the casualties catastrophic. Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have joined forces with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence-an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there-and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories. KINGDOM OF OLIVES AND ASH includes contributions from some of our most esteemed storytellers, including essays from editors Chabon and Waldman. Their writing enables readers to understand the human narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news. Together they all stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.

MOONGLOW

MOONGLOW

Author: Michael Chabon Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2017

Vpervye na russkom - novejshij roman priznannogo mastera sovremennoj amerikanskoj prozy, laureata Pulicerovskoj premii, avtora takih mezhdunarodnyh bestsellerov, kak Neveroyatnye priklyucheniya Kavalera i Kleya Soyuz evrejskih polismenov Pittsburgskie tajny Vunderkindy i dr. EHto roman o pravde i lzhi, o velikoj lyubvi, o semejnyh legendah i o bol'shom ehkzistencial'nom priklyuchenii. Geroj SHejbona presleduet Vernera fon Brauna v poslednie dni Vtoroj mirovoj vojny i ohotitsya vo Floride na gigantskogo pitona, sozhravshego kota u sosedki-pensionerki, miniruet most vozle Vashingtona, stroit modeli raket i lunnogo goroda i pryachet ot zheny, izvestnoj telezritelyam kak Nochnaya ved'ma Nevermor, staruyu kolodu Taro...

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