Dan Chaon

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General Information

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Name: Dan Chaon

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1964 in Sidney, Nebraska

Website: danchaon.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dan-Chaon/87777261743

Twitter: https://twitter.com/danchaon

Email: dan@danchaon.com

Photo Credit: Philip Chaon

Illinois Connection

Chaon graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dan Chaon is the acclaimed author of Among the Missing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. His fiction has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. A finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction, Chaon was also the recipient of the 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

A graduate from Northwestern Illinois University, Chaon received his MFA from Syracuse. He currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and teaches at Oberlin College, where he is the Pauline M. Delaney Professor of Creative Writing.

Published Works

  • Fitting Ends and Other Stories, Triquarterly, 1995
  • Among the Missing , Ballantine, 2002
  • You Remind Me of Me: A Novel , Ballantine, 2005
  • Await Your Reply: A Novel, Ballantine, 2010
  • Stay Awake: Stories, Ballantine, 2012
  • Ill Will, Ballantine, 2017

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Fitting Ends and Other Stories

ISBN: 0810150212
Release Date: 1995-10-25

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Among the Missing (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

ISBN: 0345441613
Release Date: 2002-01-29

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You Remind Me of Me: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

ISBN: 0345441400
Release Date: 2005-04-26

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Await Your Reply: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)

ISBN: 0345476034
Release Date: 2010-06-01

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Stay Awake

ISBN: 0345530373
Release Date: 2012-02-07

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Literary Awards

Among the Missing

  • Finalist, National Book Award

You Remind Me of Me

  • Best Books of the Year, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor and Entertainment Weekly

Await Your Reply

  • Notable Book, New York Times
  • 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Dan Chaon on WorldCat


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