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Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is the author of numerous books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a young adult novel, Summerland, and two collections of stories.


The King in Black

Fall 2006 | Fiction

Nine months Landsman’s been flopping at the Hotel Zamenhof without any of his fellow residents managing to get themselves murdered. Now somebody has put a bullet in the brain of the occupant of 208, a yid who was calling himself Emanuel Lasker.

“He didn’t answer the phone, he wouldn’t open his door,” says Tenenboym the night manager, when he comes to roust Landsman. Landsman lives in 505, with a view of the neon sign on the hotel across Max Nordau Street. That one is called the Blackpool, a word that figures in Landsman’s nightmares. “I had to let myself into his room.”


The Origin of the Escapist

Spring 2004 | Multimedia

Set during Golden Age of comic books, Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay tells the story of Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, cousins who create a superhero known as "The Escapist." Now, at long last, that dazzling Master of Elusion, foe of tyranny, and champion of liberation slips free from the bonds of the novel into the full-color world of comics.