Chabon, Michael

Born: May 24, 1963 AD
Currently alive, at 52 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Novelists

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.

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