Creative Writing
Department Chairs:
Sylvia Watanabe (Sem. I)
Dan Chaon (Sem. II)

Administrative Assistant:
Suzanne Overstreet

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-6567
Fax: (440) 775-6677

153 W. Lorain Street

Oberlin, OH, 44074

Dan Chaon

Dan Chaon

Co-director (Semester II)
Delaney Associate Professor

Contact Information


153 W. Lorain Street, Room 203
(440) 775-6567

Dan Chaon

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1986
  • Master of Arts, Syracuse University, 1990

Dan Chaon's books include the novel You Remind Me of Me, a national bestseller, and two collections of short stories Fitting Ends and Among the Missing, which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award.

Chaon's stories have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Best American Short Stories of 1996 and 2003, The Pushcart Prize 2000, 2002, and 2003, and The O'Henry Prize Stories, 2001. His fiction has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction in 2002 and 2007. He was the recipient of the 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

A new novel, Await Your Reply,was published  in September 2009.

Interview with Dan Chaon from THE BELIEVER Magazine

Dan Chaon's story "Shepherdess," from the Virginia Quarterly Review