Michael Chabon (born May 24, 1963) is an American writer of both [[LitFic literary]] and genre fiction. He has achieved the unprecedented goal of appealing to both literary snobs who despise genre fiction, and genre fiction snobs who despise the literati. Sometimes even at the same time. He has won both a Pulitzer Prize for Literature, and a UsefulNotes/HugoAward for best ScienceFiction Novel of the Year.

Most of his books are, in part, about Judaism or Jewish people. He has written {{Fantasy}}, [[MysteryFiction Mystery]], and AlternateHistory -- and even when he isn't writing genre fiction, he often writes about it.

He also worked on the screenplays for ''Film/SpiderMan2'' and ''Film/JohnCarter''.

!!Works by Michael Chabon include:
* ''The Mysteries of Pittsburgh'' - A ComingOfAge novel that explored a bisexual LoveTriangle.
* ''Wonder Boys'' - Made into a movie starring Creator/MichaelDouglas and Creator/TobeyMaguire. The screenplay was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward.
* ''The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay'' - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This was not, technically, a genre novel, but it was about UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, about as geeky a subject as one could want.
* ''Summerland'' - Best-selling YA fantasy novel about kids saving the world by playing baseball.
* ''The Final Solution'' - A mystery novella starring an unnamed elderly detective who might be (read: obviously is) Franchise/SherlockHolmes.
* ''The Yiddish Policemen's Union'' - An AlternateHistory noir novel set in Alaska. Winner of the UsefulNotes/HugoAward.
* ''Gentlemen of the Road'' - A more traditional adventure novel. Chabon himself dubbed it "Jews with swords".
* ''Manhood for Amateurs'' - A collection of autobiographical essays.
* ''The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man'' - A children's book about the titular superhero (yes, really).
* ''Telegraph Avenue'' - A novel about record-store owners in north Oakland, threatened by a megastore.
!!Works by Michael Chabon with pages on this Wiki:
* ''Literature/TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay''
* ''Literature/TheFinalSolution''
* ''Literature/GentlemenOfTheRoad''
* ''Literature/TheMysteriesOfPittsburgh''
* ''Literature/{{Summerland}}''
* ''Literature/WonderBoys''
* ''Literature/TheYiddishPolicemensUnion''

!!Other works by Michael Chabon contain examples of:
* AuthorAppeal:
** This is likely the reason he writes so much "low-brow" genre fiction: he likes to write in genres that he genuinely ''enjoys'' reading.
** Aside from that, Chabon (who is Jewish) loves Jewish history and culture. It figures prominently in most of his books.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Probably the main reason he wrote ''Awesome Man''.