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Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon
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The St. Louis Literary Award virtual program featuring Michael Chabon is on Thursday, April 15, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The author Craft Talk will be held on the following day, Friday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. and will also be a virtual discussion. Copies of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" are available for free to SLU students, faculty and staff and can be picked up at Pius Library, the Medical Center Library and Law School Library. Left Bank Books is offering a 20% discount to anyone who wants to purchase from their store. More information will be available later this year.

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Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon was born in 1963, in Washington, D.C. Michael Chabon’s first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, was originally written for his master’s thesis at U.C. Irvine and became a New York Times bestseller. Chabon’s second novel, Wonder Boys, was also a bestseller, and was made into a critically acclaimed film featuring actors Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire. Michael Chabon believes that three things are required for success as a novelist: talent, luck, and discipline. As he says, “Discipline is the one element of those three things that you can control, and so that is the one that you have to focus on controlling, and you just have to hope and trust in the other two.”

Michael Chabon is the lead writer for Star Trek: Picard. He and his wife, writer Ayelet Waldman, are the writers and executive producers for the Netflix series, Unbelievable as well as the Showtime series of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Other notable awards for Chabon include: the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, National Book Critics Circle, Hugo, Nebula, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Pen/Faulkner, and National Jewish Book Award among many others in a career spanning more than 30 years.