Michael Chabon's first novel, THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH (1988), was originally written for his master's thesis at UC Irvine and became a New York Times bestseller. His second bestseller, WONDER BOYS (1995), was made into a critically acclaimed film featuring actors Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire. Random House published his third novel, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY, in 2000. It received widespread acclaim and won the Pulitzer Prize. Chabon is also the author of two collections of short stories, A MODEL WORLD AND OTHER STORIES (1990) and WEREWOLVES IN THEIR YOUTH (1999), and a young adult novel, SUMMERLAND (2002), which won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature. He has also written articles and essays, a number of screenplays and teleplays (including contributing to the screenplay for the second "Spiderman" film), edited the 2005 Best American Short Stories, and writes a regular column for the magazine Details.