- 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.