Maps and Legends is an essay collection by American author Michael Chabon that was scheduled for official release on May 1, 2008, although some copies shipped two weeks early from various online bookstores. The book is Chabon's first book-length foray into nonfiction, with 16 essays, some previously published. 1] Several of these essays are defenses of the author's work in genre literature (such as science fiction, fantasy, and comics), while others are more autobiographical, explaining how the author came to write several of his most popular works.
About the Author
Michael Chabon (b. 1963) is an acclaimed and bestselling author whose works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" (2000). Chabon achieved literary fame at age twenty-four with his first novel, "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh "(1988), which was a major critical and commercial success. He then published "Wonder Boys" (1995), another bestseller, which was made into a film starring Michael Douglas. One of America's most distinctive voices, Chabon has been called "a magical prose stylist" by "New York Times Book Review", and is known for his lively writing, nostalgia for bygone modes of storytelling, and deep empathy for the human predicament.