Visiting Writer: Dan Chaon

Dan Chaon’s most recent book is the short story collection Stay Awake (2012), a finalist for the Story Prize.   Other works include the national bestseller Await Your Reply and  Among the Missing,  a finalist for the National Book Award.   Chaon's fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthologies, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction,  the Shirley Jackson Award,  and he was the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Chaon lives in Ohio and teaches at Oberlin College.  A new novel, Ill Will, is due out in March 2017.  Photo credit: Ulf Andersen.