Dan Chaon

Chaon was born June 11, 1964, in either Sidney, Nebraska or Omaha, Nebraska, and was the adopted son of Earl D. Chaon and Teresa N. (Tallmage) Chaon. His father was a construction worker and his mother a stay-at-home mom, neither of whom graduated from high school. He was the oldest of three siblings. He grew up in a village of 20 people outside of Sidney, Nebraska.

Books in order of publication:


You Remind Me of Me (2004)

Await Your Reply (2009)

Ill Will (2017)

Sleepwalk (2022)

Short story collections

Fitting Ends and Other Stories (TriQuarterly/Northwestern U. Press, 1995), reprinted 2003 by Ballantine Books, with two additional stories, as Fitting Ends

Among the Missing (2001)

Stay Awake (2012)

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