The Amazing Adventures of Michael Chabon in Austin
It's about half-past 4, which means you should probably start lining up right now if you want to get in the door for lit superstar Michael Chabon's reading and booksigning at BookPeople tonight at 7pm. Fresh off his Nebula Award win (hosted right here in the ATX), Chabon will be reading from The Yiddish Policmen's Union, new in paperback – and an absolutely gorgeous paperback design at that. Our own Jay Trachtenberg named the book one of his favorites of 2007. Here's what he said: "At times brilliantly insightful but also painfully frustrating. Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union vividly creates the frozen enclave of Sitka, Alaska, where post-Holocaust Jews have settled since Israel lost its War of Independence in 1948. Part hard-boiled detective mystery, meditation on living in exile, love story, and chess puzzle, Chabon's noirish narrative and memorable characters make this a real delight." Chabon goes on at 7pm. For more info, check out what BookPeople has to say here.