Friday, April 18, 2008

Michael Chabon


I had the honor of introducing Michael Chabon the other night, when he came to Purdue as our annual Literary Awards speaker. I've had the fortune (or, misfortune, sometimes) of meeting and getting to know a number of writers in my field, but I was particularly impressed with Chabon. He's a nice guy, a real person--not pretentious or egotistical, like one or two other writers in my field with whom I've had interactions. And he was a very entertaining reader, which was refreshing, since often readings by some of the greatest writers can be the dullest experiences on earth. Yay for Michael Chabon!

6 comments:

SEW said...

Sounds like a good time! I wish I could've been there. This is a fabulous blog, Monica. I love the "wrestling" with God and religion here!

rdne said...

That's a damn good picture ... I wonder who took it? ;)

Monica said...

Thanks, SEW! Yes, lots of wrestling with God...

And, rdne, I certainly do owe the photo credit to someone... :)

Anonymous said...

You two look good together......ever think of dating a writer?

Michael Sidlofsky said...

As a comic book geek and admirer of American Jewish literature, I loved Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay. It was one of the best novels I've read in some time. I haven't read any of his other books; he seems to churn out a new one every few months. Don't know how he does it.

Monica said...

Yeah, he does seem to churn out a lot of books. I recently read Yiddish Policeman's Union--it was okay. But I really liked The Final Solutio.