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Dan Chaon

Fiction writer Dan Chaon, born and raised in Sidney, Nebraska, is the author of the collections Among the Missing (Ballantine, 2002) and Fitting Ends and Other Stories (Northwestern UP, 1996; reprinted by Ballantine, 2003) and has received many awards, as well as being a finalist for the National Book Award (2001). Among the Missing was listed as one of the ten best books of 2001 by the American Library Association, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Las Vegas Mercury, and Entertainment Weekly. It was also cited by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, and The New York Times as one fo the Notable Books of the year. The collection has been translated into several languages. His first novel, You Remind Me of Me, was released in 2004.

Dan's stories have appeared in the anthologies Best American Short Stories 1996 and 2003, The Pushcart Prize 2000, 2002, and 2003, as well as such noteworthy literary journals as TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, American Short Fiction, Crazyhorse, Gettysburg Review, MSS, Story, Helicon, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere. He won the Raymond Carver Memorial Award and has been a "Special Mention" several times in the Pushcart Prize for fiction. His story "Big Me" won 2nd prize and is reprinted from Gettysburg Review (Summer 2000) in Prize Stories 2001: The O Henry Awards. He is married to fellow writer Sheila Schwartz and they live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with their two sons. Chaon currently teaches creative writing at Oberlin College, where he holds the position of Houck Associate Professor in the Humanities.

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Dan Chaon's Novels and Story Collections

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Fitting Ends and Other Stories
[1995] -- Collection of 12 stories

Reprinted in an expanded edition in 2003 (cover shown)

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Among the Missing
[2001] -- Collection of 12 stories

>> 1994 National Book Awards Finalist
>> Top 10 Book of the Year from the American Library Association, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe and Entertainment Weekly
>> New York Times Notable Book


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You Remind Me of Me
[2004]

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Await Your Reply
[2009]

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Stay Awake
[2012]

Anthologies Which Have Included Dan Chaon's Stories

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Best American Short Stories 1996
[1996]

Edited by John Edgar Wideman and Katrina Kenison [PB]

Contains the Dan Chaon story "Fitting Ends," also in Fitting Ends and Other Stories

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The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses
[2000]

Edited by Bill Henderson [810.8 Pus]

Contains the Dan Chaon story "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom," also in Among the Missing

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O. Henry Prize Stories
[2001]

Edited by Larry Dark

Contains the Dan Chaon story "Big Me," which came in 2nd place, also in Among the Missing

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The Pushcart Prize 26: Best of the Small Presses
[2002]

Edited by Bill Henderson [810.8 Pus]

Contains the Dan Chaon story "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom," also in Among the Missing

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The Pushcart Prize 27: Best of the Small Presses
[2003]

Edited by Bill Henderson [810.8 Pus]

Contains the Dan Chaon story "I Demand to Know Where You're Taking Me," also in Among the Missing

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Best American Short Stories 2003
[2003]

Edited by John Edgar Wideman and Katrina Kenison [PB]

Contains the Dan Chaon story "The Bees"

posted to BookGuide in October 2009 sdc / last updated March 2012 sdc

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