MARQUETTE – Among the Missing author Dan Chaon, whose collection of short stories was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award, will give a reading in Marquette on Thursday, Sept. 18. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Women’s Federated Clubhouse on West Ridge Street.

Among the Missing was a runner-up for the Society of Midland Authors Award for adult fiction. It was listed as one of the 10 best books of 2001 by The American Library Association, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Las Vegas Mercury, and Entertainment Weekly. It was also cited as one of the notable books of the year by PublisherÂ’s Weekly, the Washington Post and the New York Times. The collection has been translated into several languages.

ChaonÂ’s stories have appeared in many journals and anthologies. They have been included in Best American Short Stories of 1996 and 2003; The Pushcart Prize 2000, 2002, and 2003; and the OÂ’Henry Prize Stories, 2001, in which his story "Big Me" was chosen as the 2nd Prize winner.

His first collection of short stories, Fitting Ends, was published by Northwestern University Press in 1996, and was reissued in a new expanded edition by Ballantine Books in 2003. His first novel, You Remind Me of Me, will be published by Ballantine Books in May 2004.

 Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Chaon teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Oberlin College, where he is the Houck Assistant Professor in the Humanities. 

The reading is sponsored by the NMU master of fine arts program in creative writing and Passages North literary magazine.

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Kristi Evans
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