Michael Chabon

Biography

Date of Birth 24 May 1963, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Spouse Ayelet Waldman (1993 - present) 4 children Lollie Groth (? - 1991) (divorced) Trivia Chabon won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Literature (fiction) for his novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay". Chabon just finished adapting his incredible novel, 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay', into a screenplay. It took eight drafts. American novelist, screenwriter, and short-story writer, the son of a pediatrician and a lawyer, he grew up in Columbia, Maryland. Has four children with wife Ayelet Waldman: Sophie Chabon, Ezekiel Napoleon (Zeke) Chabon, Ida-Rose Chabon and Abraham Chabon. Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 138, pages 73-79. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005. Says that his inspiration for "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" was fear. He was afraid that all of the other students, at the college he was attending, had already written novels, and he didn't want to be left out. He found "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "Goodbye, Columbus" by Philip Roth in his step-father's basement office next to each other on a shelf. Both later heavily influenced his "Mysteries" novel, especially the idea of it taking place over a summer which he thought would be "easiest". Quoted in Entertainment Weekly Magazine as saying that his often-mispronounced last name should be pronounced "Shea as in Stadium, Bon as in Jovi.".

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Birth Place

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Birth Date

5/24/1963
Known For
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Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

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Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist

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The 50 Year Argument

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Starring In
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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

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The 50 Year Argument

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Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist

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Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked

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