“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” a novel by Michael Chabon concerning the glory years of the American comic book, is published with this day in 2000. The book continued to win the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Chabon, who was simply born in Washington, D.C., in 1963, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and earned a master’s degree in inventive writing from the University of California, Irvine. His 1st novel, “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh,” a coming-of-age story occur the town named in the title, was written as his graduate college thesis. Published in 1988, the book became a greatest-seller and was made right into a film later.
Chabon spent 5 years operating on his subsequent novel ahead of abandoning it and beginning on a new book, “Wonder Boys.” Released in 1995, “Wonder Boys” centers on an aging professor struggling to comprehensive his years-in-the-making second tome a Hollywood adaptation starring Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire was released in 2000. That year also saw the debut of Chabon’s third novel, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” an epic story about comic book creators in New York in the mid-20th century. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” received a slew of other literary honors.
Among Chabon’s other credits are “Summerland,” a 2002 fantasy novel for adults “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union,” a 2007 detective novel and “Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son,” a 2009 essay collection. He in addition has written screenplays and several collections of quick stories.
Chabon is married to novelist Ayelet Waldman, with whom he’s got four kids. In 2005, Waldman became recognized for a controversial essay on marriage and motherhood where she wrote, “I love my husband more than I love my children.”
In 2010, Chabon was elected the chairman of the board of directors of the MacDowell Colony, a prestigious artists’ retreat located in Peterborough, New Hampshire, where he once penned the different parts of “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.”