1963 – Born on the 24th of May.
– The Mysteries of Pittsburgh appeared in 1988 and became a bestseller, instantly catapulting Chabon to the status of literary celebrity.
1988 – The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.
1995 – Wonder Boys.
1999 – Chabon published his second collection of short stories, Werewolves in their Youth. A year later, he published The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a novel about an illustrator and a writer in the early comic book industry.
2000 – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
2001 – Chabon reflected on the success of his first novel by saying that while "the upside was that I was published and I got a readership[, the] downside….was that, emotionally, this stuff started happening and I was still like, ‘Wait a minute, is my thesis done yet?’ It took me a few years to catch up.
– Won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
2002 – Chabon published Summerland, a fantasy novel written for younger readers that received mixed reviews but sold extremely well.
2003 – Won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.
2006 – Chabon completed work on Gentlemen of the Road, a 15-part serialized novel that ran in The New York Times Magazine.
2007 – In May, Chabon said that he was working on a young-adult novel with "some fantastic content," but that after completing that, he hoped to write a reality-based novel for adult.