The Amazing Literary Adventures of Chabon & Waldman

January 04, 2013

Contact: Will Marston (510-981-6233)

Berkeley Public Library invites you to an exhibit on the literary careers of this year’s Berkeley Public Library Foundation's Authors Dinner co-chairs, husband and wife authors, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. They are the authors of a dozen books each, ranging from fiction and mysteries to books on parenthood. Chabon won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. His latest novel is Telegraph Avenue, set in the East Bay. Like his wife, Chabon has written essays on parenthood, collected in his book, Manhood for Amateurs. Waldman has written seven books in her popular series, The Mommy-Track Mysteries. Her controversial essay “Motherlove” was published in 2005 and was argued about on The View. Oprah Winfrey invited Waldman onto her show to discuss the essay. The reception of the essay inspired Waldman to publish a collection of essays, Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace.

Waldman and Chabon

Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, historic lobby and old entrance display cases. The exhibit runs January 8 – February 10, 2013. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library ( For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY 510-548-1240,