Check out this New York Times article for inspiration for your summer reading list and some insight into Chabon's favorite books
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Chabon was born in Washington, D.C. and raised mostly in Columbia, a planned city with utopian aspirations in the Maryland tobacco country. He studied at Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, and received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at UC Irvine.
Chabon is the author of seven novels, two collections of essays and two collections of short stories. His second novel, Wonder Boys, was made into a critically-acclaimed film featuring actors Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire. He has also written articles, essays, screenplays, and edited The Best American Short Stories 2005.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay won the New York Society Library Prize for Fiction, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award, the Commonwealth Club Gold Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent novel is the bestseller Telegraph Avenue.
Chabon is chairman of the board of directors at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, the oldest arts colony in the U.S. In 2012 he was voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has appeared before audiences all over the United States and in Russia, Finland, Lithuania, Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany and Canada.