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Michael Chabon Is Trying To Make It As A Songwriter For Real

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Michael Chabon — the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union — had a co-writing credit on the majority of the songs on Mark Ronson’s newest album, Uptown Special, and now it looks like the author may be getting into the music-writing business for real. Billboard […]

Around Town - Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman In Conversation

Tue 03 Nov The Sydney Writers' Festival presents Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, wife and husband team of best-selling authors, in conversation with each other....

What I bought – 19 August 2015

“I knew it,” Landsman says. “The minute I walked into the room and saw Lasker lying there, I said to myself, Landsman, this whole case is going to turn on a question of pie.” (Michael Chabon, from The Yiddish Policemen’s Union) Wolf #2 by Clayton Cowles (letterer), Ales Kot (writer), Lee Loughridge (colorist), and Matt […]

Adventures In Author Events: Tales from the 'Sacramento Bee' Book Club

6 months agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

Michael Chabon had just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay when he spoke in front of the Sacramento Bee Book Club. The crowd of 700 (mostly women) seemed somewhat tense when the strikingly handsome writer strolled across the stage to the microphone—maybe they were a bit intimidated.

Sloane Crosley’s The Clasp Trailer: Invite Amanda Seyfried to Join Your Book Club — She Won’t Read the Book, But She Will Wear Glasses

Some pretty important people have already blurbed Sloane Crosley's upcoming novel, The Clasp. Gary Shteyngart said that it was one of those "rare deeply literary books that also features — a plot!" and Michael Chabon said he fell "so completely under the spell of its narrative tone." In Vulture's exclusive... More »

Newswire: Michael Chabon in talks to write the amazing (musical) adventures of Tom Cruise

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon might soon be writing another musical comedy for Tom Cruise to star in—according to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s in talks to work on the screenplay for Disney’s Bob The Musical. Flight Of The Conchords’ Bret McKenzie is reportedly working on the songs, and Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) will direct. Show More Summary

‘Bob the Musical’ Picks Up Songwriter Bret McKenzie and Screenwriter Michael Chabon

6 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Bob the Musical has been in development for over ten years at this point, with everyone from the Lego Movie directors to the Frozen composers linked at various points. But the latest incarnation seems to be picking up steam, with a high-profile team on board. Show More Summary

Bob the Musical is Back on with Tom Cruise Circling

6 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Michael Chabon in talks to write the script for the film, Bret McKenzie to write the songs The post Bob the Musical is Back on with Tom Cruise Circling appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Third Way

You may have heard that E.L. Doctorow passed away last week. The Ragtime and Billy Bathgate author was known for his mastery of historical fiction. At The Guardian, Michael Chabon offers a tribute, arguing that Doctorow found a way out of the binary trap between postmodernism and realism.

Leading authors call for government probe of Amazon’s ‘damaging’ power

7 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Ursula Le Guin, Michael Chabon and Ann Patchett are putting their names to a letter attacking Amazon’s “abuse of its dominance in the world of books” and calling on the US justice department to investigate the retailer’s “power over the book market”. The letter,...

New Diversity Fellowship at MacDowell Colony

An anonymous $200,000 gift will [hopefully] make way for greater diversity at the MacDowell Colony. The Chairman of the MacDowell Colony, Michael Chabon, announced the gift on Monday night. The fellowship is named for Charlotte Sheedy: a literary agent who represented Audre Lorde and Marilyn French. More: The MacDowell Colony’s chairman, Michael Chabon, announced a […]

MacDowell Colony announces diversity fellowship

The MacDowell Colony's chairman, Michael Chabon, announced a new literary fellowship Monday night designated to bring diverse voices to the artists' retreat.

MacDowell Colony Reveals Diversity Fellowship

9 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon and The MacDowell Colony have revealed a new fellowship, funded by an anonymous donor, that will be given in honor of literary agent Charlotte Sheedy. The $200,000 endowment will fund an annual residency of up to two months at The MacDowell Colony  in New Hampshire. Show More Summary

Comic Book Six Degrees – Michael Chabon to Stephen King

As suggested by Jenos Idanian #13, the idea behind this game is to connect two comic creators to each other through artists/writers that they have jointly worked together with, in as few links as possible. For instance, take connecting John Byrne and John Buscema. Byrne drew Captain America with writer Roger Stern Roger Stern wrote […]

Perez Reviews: Brooklynite

Michael Chabon is responsible for some truly magnificent books and screenplays, and then he also created the characters that are the basis for the new musical Brooklynite. He isn't involved in this production, but if he were it probably would have benefitted greatly from his expertise! The show has lots going for it, but its book needs [...]

Neil Gaiman Reminisces About Sir Terry Pratchett

11 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Neil Gaiman and Michael Chabon recently sat for a conversation at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The two writers talked about their craft, stories, and beloved author Sir Terry Pratchett. The video embedded above features the portion of their discussion where they talked about Pratchett and his influence on the literary community. Show More Summary

Neil Gaiman on Terry Pratchett: 'He Did Something Huge and Noble'

Whatever else Neil Gaiman had intended to talk about with fellow writer Michael Chabon onstage at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Thursday night, it was upended by the death of his close friend, the English fantasy writer...Show More Summary

A-Trak Shares Stories Behind Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” “Stronger,” & “RoboCop”

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Genius has been on point with their verified annotations recently, with Rick Rubin, Grizzly Bear, and Michael Chabon all contributing some notes on tracks they worked on or had a special interest in. Their next get is Fool’s Gold founder A-Trak, who added his two cents on a number of tracks, including some of the […]

Shorties (Michael Chabon's Songwriting Tips, Stream the New Swervedriver Album, and more)

Author Michael Chabon shared songwriting tips with The Daily Beast. NPR Music is streaming the new Swervedriver album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You. The Rumpus interviewed author Laura van den Berg. NPR Music is streaming Moon Duo's new album...

Michael Chabon’s Pop Songwriting Tips

12 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The celebrated novelist opens up about his move to music, penning several songs on Mark Ronson’s new album Uptown Special and annotating tunes on Genius.

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