Memorable Writing Advice

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“Just keep going.” In this video from the 2017 Bay Area Book Festival, Literary Hub senior editor Emily Temple speaks to authors, including Michael Chabon, Vanessa Hua, Katie Kitamura, Paul Murray, Hannah Tinti, Ayelet Waldman, and Esmé Weijun Wang, about the best writing advice they have ever received.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

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“I’d like us not to be resigned but to be rebellious—I want to see science fiction step over the old walls and head right into the next wall and start to break it down too.” Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a crowdfunded documentary directed by Arwen Curry, who was able to collaborate with the late author before her death. The film features interviews with Le Guin, as well as authors including Margaret Atwood, Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, and Theodora Goss.

The Totally Hippest Novels of 2016

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After procrastinating and receiving wisdom from Obi Wan Cannoli, the Washington Post’s Ron Charles reveals his favorite novels of 2016 in less than two minutes, which include Annie Proulx’s Barkskins (Scribner, 2016), Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers (Random House, 2016), and Michael Chabon’s Moonglow (HarperCollins, 2016). 

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Toni Morrison

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In this video, MacDowell Colony chairman Michael Chabon presents Toni Morrison with the Edward MacDowell Medal for outstanding contribution to the arts and American culture. Morrison, who received a lifetime achievement award from the PEN American Center, tells a packed audience about how she became a writer and the inspiration for her first novel, The Bluest Eye.

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Reading Without Walls With Michael Chabon

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“Fiction, literature, is probably the greatest tool that has ever been invented to try to help people understand what it's like to be somebody else…” Gene Yang, host of the Reading Without Walls video podcast, speaks with Michael Chabon about his books for young readers and his lifelong love of fantasy books. Chabon is profiled in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Michael Chabon on Film

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Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Michael Chabon discusses screenwriting, fan fiction, and his second novel, Wonder Boys (Villard Books, 1995), with Laurenn McCubbin at Columbus College of Art & Design in 2015. Chabon speaks about his new novel, Moonglow (HarperCollins, 2016), in “Truth and Imagination” by Kevin Nance in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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