About Dan Chaon & “Await Your Reply”

About the Author

Dan ChaonDan Chaon is the acclaimed author of “You Remind Me of Me,” which was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Ballantine has also published two collections of his short stories: “Fitting Ends” and “Among the Missing,” which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award.
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Flash Fiction Winners!

winner's trophy

Thank you to all of the participants in this year’s One Read flash fiction contest, “If I Werent’ Me.”  Writers rose to the challenge and gave us a tourist slipping away in a foreign land, a reluctant soldier,  identity-exchanging twins and more stories of imagined fresh starts.  Congratulations to our winners Katie Hobbs and Cate Richard, as well as honorable mention recipient Paula Donoho! We are pleased to share with you their stories. Read More


One Read Art Exhibit

“You invent yourself.” – George Orson, from “Await Your Reply” by Dan Chaon



These masks and more are currently on display at the Columbia Public Library.  They were created on September 25, 2010 by participants in this year’s One Read art workshop.  Participants explored alter egos and alternative selves, inspired by the identity–shifting themes of Dan Chaon’s “Await Your Reply.” Participants crafted masks of paper, cardboard, plastic and other objects to investigate who they are, alternative personas and even who they might like to be.  The workshop was led by artist and puppeteer April Karlovit.

See more pictures and read about the workshop at the Missourian’s Neighborhood News blog.

Dan Chaon on KBIA’s “Intersection” this Monday

The September 27 segment of “Intersection,” KBIA’s live discussion program, will feature a One Read panel including author Dan Chaon, DBRL’s Doyne McKenzie and Elaine Larson from Fulton State Hospital. “Intersection” is broadcast live each Monday at noon on KBIA2 and online where you can join the conversation. Or, listen to the rebroadcast on 91.3 FM on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.