Benedict, Elizabeth. “Sorrow at the Mall.” Review of A Model World and Other Stories, by Michael Chabon. The New York Times Book Review, May 26, 1991, 7. In this review of Chabon’s first short-story collection, Benedict praises the author’s narrative skills and descriptive powers. For Benedict, Chabon in the second half of the collection seems to be “delving below the surface of his fluent, astonishingly vivid prose and reaching deeper into his characters.”
Binelli, Mark. “The Amazing Story of the Comic Book Nerd Who Won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.” Rolling Stone, September 27, 2001. Provides an overview of Chabon’s life and career as well as brief discussion of each of his novels.
Cahill, Bryon. “Michael Chabon: A Writer with Many Faces.” Writing! 27, no. 6 (April/May, 2005): 16-20. Presents a detailed examination of Chabon’s developing interests and the inspirations behind many of his works.
Chabon, Michael. “On The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.” The New York Review of Books, June 9, 2005. Brief history by the author explains the genesis of his first novel and some of the less overt autobiographical elements in the work.
Chabon, Michael. “Secret Skin: Superheroes, Escapism, Realism.” The New Yorker, March 10, 2008....