Michael Chabon Biography | Author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

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Nationality 1: American

Birthdate: 1963

Michael Chabon (pronounced shay-bon) was born May 24, 1963, in Washington, D.C., to Robert and Sharon Chabon. His father worked as a lawyer, physician, and a hospital manager; his mother as a lawyer. His parents divorced when he was eleven years old. Chabon grew up in Columbia, Maryland, while most of that planned city was still being constructed. He was introduced to comic books as a child by his grandfather, who brought them home from the plant where he worked. Chabon earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1984 and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at the University of California at Irving.

Chabon has been a successful writer since the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), which was his master's thesis and became a bestseller. His second novel, Wonder Boys (1995), was made into a feature...

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