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A Play Based on the Moby-Dick of the McSweeney’s Generation

Fourteen years ago, the world met Michael Chabon’s Kavalier & Clay, a sprawling novel about two Jewish cousins in 1940—one a nervous New Yorker, the other a magician who fled Nazi-occupied Prague—and their rise to comic-book glory. The novel became a... KEEP READING > >

The Amazing Production of Kavalier & Clay

Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre has adapted all 636 pages of Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay for the stage.

Shorties (A Theatrical Adaptation of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, An Interview with Jenny Lewis, and more)

Crosscut profiled the stage adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay....the theater eventually did secure permission and what's on stage now is the first-ever theatrical adaptation. It’s also Book-It's — and Platt's — most ambitious...

Andrew Stanton Reveals the John Carter of Mars Sequels That Could Have Been

It was revealed even before the 2012 Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation opened that Andrew Stanton and Michael Chabon were thinking big with the John Carter of Mars franchise. Already said to be in the scripting stage during the film'sShow More Summary

Lifestyle controversialist Ayelet Waldman and novelist Michael Chabon, but mostly Waldman, overshare

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Lifestyle controversialist Ayelet Waldman and novelist Michael Chabon, but mostly Waldman, overshare the decor of their Craftsman bungalow with Remodelista. Pick your favorite line. ("The house was built in 1907 by a physician," Ayelet says. "Someone in the historical society told us he did abortions.") Read more...

THE LAST BOOK I LOVED: THE WONDER BOYS BY MICHAEL CHABON

Michael Chabon's career is often the work of a writer hell-bent on destroying the line between "literary" and "genre," and his most famous work is an epic adventure novel about comic-book creators.

Serious Novels Imagined as Children’s Books on Tumblr

4 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Imagine Cormac McCarthy‘s The Road, Michael Chabon‘s The Wonder Boys and Jonathan Franzen‘s The Corrections told through drawings in a children’s book. Jerry Puryear has done  just this. He has created a Tumblr page called MisguidedShow More Summary

Shorties (2013's Best Songs, Michael Chabon on Songwriting,and more)

Drowned in Sound and LA Music Blog list the best songs of 2013. The Wall Street Journal recaps a recent conversation about songwriting between Michael Chabon, Stephen Sondheim, and Paul Simon. 25 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were...

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 41: Telegraphed

Read 41 for 52 books in 52 weeks was Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon. This is a big book. Physically, metaphorically. You name it, it's big. When it first came out, the author Ben Percy wrote in Esquire that Chabon writes big. His hulking plots defy summary. Show More Summary

Jennifer Egan And Michael Chabon Reveal 16 Truths About Writing

9 months agoOdd : Thought Catalog

"I'm dull and boring," Chabon said, "So I'm always looking for some way out of the confines of my skull."

Shorties (Interviews with Michael Chabon, Junot Diaz, Yoko Ono, Madonna, and more)

The Sound of Applause interviews author Michael Chabon. Spin profiles singer-songwriter Bill Callahan. Full Stop interviews author and singer-songwriter Alina Simone. Madonna was interviewed by the Reddit community. The Atlantic examines the literature vs. genre debate. "Fights over literature are...

Shorties (The State of the Short Story, 1993 Reactions to Nirvana's In Utero Album, and more)

Public Books examines the state of the short story. MTV shares first reactions from 20 years ago to Nirvana's In Utero album. Michael Chabon talks to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about hip-hop's influence on his latest novel, Telegraph Avenue. NPR Music...

Telegraph Alternates

Will Staehle designed the cover art for Michael Chabon’s latest novel, Telegraph Avenue (Millions review), and his finished project is certainly eye-catching. But what of the designs that didn’t make the final cut? Over at the Huffington...Show More Summary

Katherine Boo, Michael Chabon & Amy Tan Join American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel

10 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The American Heritage Dictionary has added a number of writers to its usage panel, including Katherine Boo, Michael Chabon and Amy Tan. See all the 2012 and 2013 additions to the panel below… The panel is a collection of about 200 novelists,...Show More Summary

Miscellany + call for submissions

On book design: the cover at the right is one of several that were rejected as a design for a new Michael Chabon design. The Huffington Post interview with the designer, 'Telegraph Avenue' By Michael Chabon: Designer Reveals Rejected Covers,...

Art for Art's Sake: A Conversation with Michael Chabon

10 months agoArts : Art Beat

Celebrated author Michael Chabon speaks with NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about the artists colony community in Peterborough, N.H. The first time author Michael Chabon came to the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., it was 1996 and he...Show More Summary

'Telegraph Avenue' By Michael Chabon: Designer Reveals Rejected Covers (IMAGES)

Under the Covers is an ongoing series in which we talk to book cover designers about the inspiration behind their work, and ask them to share unused designs. For this feature, we interviewed Will Staehle, who created the paperback cover...Show More Summary

Nostalgia!

In Maps & Legends, by Michael Chabon, I encountered this sentence: …I suffer intensely from bouts, at times almost disabling, of a limitless, all-encompassing nostalgia, extending well back into the years before I was born. A few other commenters mentioned they get this too. But if it’s a foreign state of mind to you, try…

Folio Prize announces star-studded panel of judges: Michael Chabon, Lavinia Greenlaw, Nam Le, Pankaj Mishra and others

BY CHRISTOPHER YOUNG This morning, the inaugural panel of judges for the Folio Prize was announced — and Michael Chabon has been unveiled as one of a varied jury that also includes the likes of Sarah Hall and Pankaj Mishra.   The Folio Prize, a major new literary award that...

HBO Passes on Michael Chabon’s Pilot

Despite a big-name director (Darren Aronfosky) and a killer (literally) plot involving magicians, con men, and Hitler, HBO has passed on Michael Chabon's long-in-the-works Hobgoblin pilot. Rumor has it that FX is interested, but Aronofsky has apparently left the project. Tough times for TV adaptations of beloved dude books at ... More »

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