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Talking Text With Michael Chabon

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon’s novels have taken readers to a world of comics in World War II-era New York and posed an alternative history where Jews fleeing the Holocaust settle in Alaska.

In the first part of Thursday's Up to Date, we discuss his latest story, Telegraph Avenue,and find out how he gets his inspiration and what keeps him writing at all hours of the night.

Guest:

  • Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves in Their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Maps and Legends, Gentlemen of the Road and Summerland. His latest novel is Telegraph Avenue.

HEAR MORE: Michael Chabon speaks at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Unity Temple on the Plaza. For tickets, visit rainydaybooks.com.

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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.