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Michael Chabon

Over 450 Authors, Including Stephen King, Sign Petition Against Trump

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts

Stephen King and Michael Chabon are among the writers who signed an open letter to the American people, addressing their concerns about Donald Trump...

12 Novels that Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.11.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Hilary Krutt | Off the Shelf British novelist Angela Carter once declared, "Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well...

15 Remarkable Stories to Celebrate Jewish Book Month

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Erin Flaaen | Off the Shelf In 1925 Fanny Goldstein, a librarian in Boston, set up an exhibit of Judaic books and began what she called Jewish Boo...

Who's Your Tribe? The Multiple Hats and Helmets We Wear

Wayne L. Firestone | Posted 09.09.2016 | Religion
Wayne L. Firestone

During a respite from a recent international development conference in Mbale, Uganda I had a glimpse of a Jewish story that sounded like a Michael Chabon "What if" plot.

Part III: Is American Fiction a Prop for Neoliberal Ideology?

Anis Shivani | Posted 06.19.2016 | Books
Anis Shivani

If we take apart the motivations and rationales and biographies of some of the leading exponents of plastic realism, we find that their official personas match the ideal neoliberal subject being constituted in their works.

Finding Jake: A Talk With Bryan Reardon

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.25.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The suspense builds inexorably as Simon struggles to find his child, while clinging to the belief his son is not a cold-blooded killer.

Review: Mark Ronson, Uptown Special

Judah Joseph | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment
Judah Joseph

From start to finish, Uptown Special offers a hugely fresh alternative to what we've come to expect from the music industry in the last few years.

Eight Great Writerly Novels

Steven Petite | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

The piece of writing advice that is always debated: "Write what you know." Naturally, if writers followed that advice every time then bookshelves would be full of books about writers. Then there are novels about writers that challenge that statement, stories about writers that truly stand out.

Are Young Writers Interesting?

Steven Petite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

Then Junot Diaz asked me a question: "What could you possibly write that would interest people?" This being a reference to my age, and possibly my closed-off suburban background. I know that it was not meant as an insult, but at the same time, how would he know if my writing could interest people just by looking at me?

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 41: Telegraphed

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

But then you come to part III, which is one sentence that goes on for 12 pages (no, that is not a typo). I'm not sure what Chabon was trying to accomplish with this non-sentence. But having been forewarned, I simply skipped over it.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Weeks 39-40: The Computer Ate My Homework

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 12.07.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

While Looking for Alaska may not be as amazing as The Fault in Our Stars, it's still awesome and you should read it.

Under The Covers: Michael Chabon's 'Telegraph Avenue' Paperback

Posted 09.06.2013 | Books

Under the Covers is an ongoing series in which we talk to book cover designers about the inspiration behind their work, and ask them to share unused d...

Writers on Writers: Scott Hutchins Meets Michael Chabon on His Home Turf

San Francisco magazine | Posted 07.28.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

I'm at Pizzaiolo on Telegraph Avenue, in the Temescal district of Oakland. It's 8 a.m. -- the exact minute the restaurant opens -- and Michael Chabon apologizes profusely for the early hour.

10 Things I Learned as a Writer From Fitzgerald's Gatsby

Andromeda Romano-Lax | Posted 07.10.2013 | Books
Andromeda Romano-Lax

A warning first: There will be no high-school essayist's hunt for symbols (the green light of Daisy's dock, Dr. Eckleburg's big eyes that see all).

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In and Lessons for Writers

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

After all, it takes a certain level of confidence to send something out, because even if it's wonderful, nine times out of ten, it's going to come back. Male writers I've known don't take this personally, they just send the work right back out there and guess what? Eventually it gets published.

Michael Chabon Reconnects

Tom Teicholz | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Before the crowded room of gregarious, well-read rabbis from around the country, Kahn asked Chabon to narrate his own Jewish coming-of-age.

PHOTOS: Five Free Things To Do In Denver This Week

Posted 09.10.2012 | Denver

Every wallet needs a rest now and then, so this week we've decided to put together a list of things to do that are on the city. Colorado Remembers ...

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 09.27.2012 | Books

"Telegraph Avenue" by Michael Chabon Harper, $27.99 September 11, 2012 What is it about? Two friends, Archy and Nat, work at a struggling Oaklan...

Michael Chabon Goes Big For New Book Promotion

Posted 08.13.2012 | Books

To celebrate the launch of Michael Chabon's much anticipated "Telegraph Avenue," his publisher, HarperCollins, will build a pop-up record store named ...

In Praise of Professor Protagonists

Dave Astor | Posted 09.18.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

I like novels starring professors because they bring back memories of the ones I had in college.

This Weekend's Kindiefest Plus Conversations With Curtis Stigers and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Paul O'Neill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Family music has changed much in recent years, with groups representing every possible musical genre (folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz, Latin, Americana, hip-hop, etc) only under the sub-genre of Kindie Rock.

L!fe Happens at the Atlanta Film Festival

Kat Coiro | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Kat Coiro

Atlanta was the third city in which I've had the chance to watch my new movie in front of an audience. I sat in the back row and was able to genuinely lose myself in the story for the first time.

Stuck Writers, Second Novels, and Empty Boats

Andromeda Romano-Lax | Posted 05.22.2012 | Books
Andromeda Romano-Lax

Between my debut and this book, an entirely different novel and a few other partial manuscripts had languished: unfinished, unloved. No wonder I've always been drawn to stories of other novelists with unpublished or simply abandoned novels.

TV And The Novel: Not-So-Strange Bedfellows

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home

Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" could be coming to a screen near you. According to Collider, director Stephen Daldry...

Confirmed: Michael Chabon's Next Book

Posted 07.29.2013 | Books

Michael Chabon's next book, "Telegraph Avenue," is confirmed for release in fall 2012, according to a series of tweets by a division of his publisher,...