Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and Telegraph Avenue, as well as the screenwriter for the hugely successful Spiderman 2 film. On April 11th, this master storyteller returned to the John Adams Institute with his deeply personal new book Moonglow, translated as Maangloed by Ambo Anthos.
In this book, Chabon explores the boundaries of fact and fiction – with his typical eloquent prose, larger than life characters, and dry wit – through a fictionalized memoir of his own family history. From his deathbed, the narrator’s grandfather recounts his life’s adventures, from his childhood in Baltimore to his experience as a soldier in Germany during World War II, his imprisonment in New York, his wife’s commitment to an insane asylum, and, finally his old age, as he spills colorful confessions to his grandson.
The Guardian called Moonglow “a bold, rich return to form” and “the work of a master at his very best”.
Moderator: Hollis Kurman
Read her introduction here.
In collaboration with: Ambo Anthos