- Delaney Professor of Creative Writing
- BA, Northwestern University, 1986
- MA, Syracuse University, 1990
Dan Chaon is the author of Among the Missing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; You Remind Me of Me, which was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications; the national bestseller Await Your Reply, which was a New York Times Notable Book and appeared on more than a dozen “Best of the Year” lists; and Stay Awake, a finalist for the Story Prize. Chaon’s fiction has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction, and he was the recipient of the 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.