Michael Chabon (born 1963) is an American author who grew up in Columbia, Maryland.
His first novel, Summerland (2002), a fantasy novel written for younger readers, which won the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. His works have been praised for their characterizations and use of language. He is also sometimes described as a gay writer due to the presence of gay major characters in his first three novels, though Chabon has said this aspect is not based on his own life.
Chabon also has two collections of short stories, both of which came out after his debut novel, entitled A Model World. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife Ayelet Waldman, who is also an author, and their four children.