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Dan Chaon - About

Dan Chaon is the author, most recently, of the national bestseller Await Your Reply, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by Publisher's Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Janet Maslin of The New York Times, and Laura Miller of salon.com, as well as being named among the year's best fiction by the American Library Association and such newspapers as The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune.

Dan is also the author of the short story collections Fitting Ends and Among the Missing, which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award, and the novel You Remind Me of Me. Dan's fiction has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction, and he was the recipient of the 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

A new collection of short stories, entitled Stay Awake, is due out in Spring of 2012.

Dan lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and teaches at Oberlin College, where he is the Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing and Literature.