Michael Chabon’s life is the classic tale of the book-loving kid who grew up to become a Pulitzer Prize winning author. Along the way he collected degrees in literature (University of Pittsburg) and writing (University of California Irvine) with his Master’s thesis/first novel The Mysteries of Pittsburg, becoming a New York Times bestseller. His 1995 novel, Wonder Boys was turned into a film, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000.
“Writing for me grew out of reading. As a child I loved the books I was reading so passionately that I wanted to create my own…Reading is pure pleasure – a deep, profound experience of contact with another mind on the page.”
A prolific and critically acclaimed writer, Michael has published many other novels, young adult and children’s books, short story collections and essays, and screenplays for movies such as Spiderman 2 and John Carter. He brings Moonglow to Kingston WritersFest, which he describes as “my first faux-memoir novel” and Guardian reviewer, Alex Preston, calls “the work of a master at his very best.”
Born in Washington, D.C., Michael lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their four children.
Appearing in: 14. International Marquee