Creative Writing
Department Chair:
Dan Chaon

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

Director and Delaney Professor

Contact Information


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

Dan Chaon

Dan Chaon

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1986
  • Master of Arts, 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. 

Interview with Dan Chaon from THE BELIEVER Magazine

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

Dan's Website