Discipline: Literature – fiction

Michael Chabon

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Oakland, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

Michael Chabon is a novelist, essayist, and screenwriter whose works include the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Telegraph Avenue, and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning The Yiddish Policemen's Union (all of them written in part at MacDowell). He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of MacDowell from December 2010 until January of 2020, when visual artist Nell Painter took the gavel.

He worked on a new project in residence in 2017. His latest novel is Moonglow (2017), which he worked on during his 2015 residency.


Monday Music

Michael Chabon worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, New Jersey, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The…

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