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Author Michael Chabon

Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay'
published by Random House
May 6, 2001 -- Michael Chabon's novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, won him the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It's the story of two young cousins working in the golden age of comic books. But it is also about magic, escape artists, and the golem -- a Jewish mythical figure made from mud.

While Chabon was writing the novel, he did quite a bit of research on the golem -- research that led him to some historical and personal revelations that he put down in an essay. Read the essay.

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Michael Chabon
Author Michael Chabon

Chabon's other novels include The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys and a collection of stories called Werewolves in Their Youth. He has also written for many publications including The New Yorker, Harper's and Esquire.

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