Born: June 11, 1964
Ohio connection: Resident
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Dan Chaon is the acclaimed author of You Remind Me of Me, Await Your Reply, Fitting Ends, and Among the Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award, which was also listed as one of the ten best books of the year by the American Library Association, Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and Entertainment Weekly, as well as being cited as a New York Times Notable Book. Chaon's fiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and he has won both Pushcart and O. Henry awards. Chaon teaches at Oberlin College and lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Individual artist grantee, Illinois Arts Council, 1988; Raymond Carver Memorial Award, Syracuse University, 1989; individual artist grantee, Ohio Arts Council, 1995; Fiction award, Chilcote Foundation, 1997; A.B. Guthrie, Jr. Short Fiction Award, 1997-98; Notable Book Award, American Library Association, and National Book Award nominee, both 2001, for Among the Missing.