January 28, 2013
7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm)
Hubbard Stage, Alley Theatre
615 Texas Avenue
Directions & Parking
Please note that this reading takes the place of Zadie Smith's reading originally scheduled for January 28, 2013. All Zadie Smith tickets purchased for this reading, both season subscriptions and general admission, will be honored at the door. Learn more here.
This reading is SOLD OUT. There will be no tickets available for purchase at the door, and no free rush tickets for students or seniors .
Reading followed by an on-stage interview, book sale and signing. To submit questions for the author click here.
Pre-order books by the author through Brazos Bookstore for pickup at the event by clicking here. Books will be pre-signed whenever possible.
Michael Chabon, “the immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist,” delivers another “bravura epic” with his new novel Telegraph Avenue, according to Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times. John Freeman in The Boston Globe calls the new book “astounding... steamroll[ing] the barrier that has kept the Great American Novel at odds with the country it’s supposed to reflect.... [A] huge-hearted, funny, improbably hip book,” and Sam Sacks in The Wall Street Journal describes it as “fresh, unpretentious, delectably written…. For all his explorations into the contentious dynamics of family, race and community, Mr. Chabon’s first desire is simply to enchant with words. Eight novels in, he still uses language like someone amazed by a newly discovered superpower.” Chabon received the Pulitzer Prize for his third novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; his other novels include The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, and Wonder Boys, which was made into a critically acclaimed film featuring Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire. He is also the author of two story collections, A Model World and Other Stories and Werewolves in Their Youth; the young adult novel Summerland; and two essay collections, Maps & Legends and Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures & Regrets of a Husband, Father & Son. His novella The Final Solution was awarded the National Jewish Book Award and the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction by The Paris Review. Chabon’s first children’s book, The Astonishing Secret of an Awesome Man, was published in 2011.
Telegraph Avenue reviewed by Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times
Telegraph Avenue reviewed by Jennifer Egan in the New York Times Sunday Book Review
Michael Chabon’s Oakland—posted by Matt Feeny online by the New Yorker
Aritcle about the Telegraph Avenue in Slate entitled "Can a White Author Write Black Characters?" by Tanner Colby.
Telegraph Avenue reviewed by Jess Walter in San Francisco Chronicle