Biography

Dan Chaon’s most recent book is Ill Will,  a national bestseller, named one of the ten best books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly.  Other works include the short story collection Stay Awake (2012), a finalist for the Story Prize; the national bestseller Await Your Reply and Among the Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award. Chaon’s fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthologies, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction, the Shirley Jackson Award, and he was the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Chaon lives in Ohio and teaches at Oberlin College.

I realized that I had the choice. I could give this moment a meaning, or I could choose to ignore it. It just depended on the kind of story I wanted to tell myself.
― Dan Chaon, Ill Will

These stories are to be savored.

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Extraordinary... renews my faith in the unique capacity of literature

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A riveting thriller...

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A highly recommended work, not to be missed.

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Chaon has created another of those twilight realms of which he is an indisputable master.

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