Interviews and Reviews

Here is a collection of interviews and reviews by notable and unnotable critics. Each one contains different insights into the novel’s plot and Chabon’s intentions. I have tried to collect any reviews that exist, whether positive (which most of them are) or negative; however, obviously I have missed many. If you know of one I do not have on this list, e-mail me.

Read through the interviews and reviews, and when you are finished, read the book again; you may come away with more than you did the first time. The articles are listed chronologically.

Exclusive Interviews

Interview with Diana Schutz – September 1, 2005

Interview with Brian K. Vaughan – November 7, 2005


“Michael Chabon Interview” – Failbetter.Com (Fall 2000)

“Bold Type: Coversation with Michael Chabon” – Random House (Fall 2000)

“Michael Chabon pulls off a slight of hand” – CNN (September 22, 2000)

“Michael Chabon: Comics Came First” – The New York Times (September 24, 2000)

“Super and less than super-heroes: a talk with the amazing Chabon” – BookPage (October 2000)

“Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures” – Powells.Com (October 12, 2000)

“Michael Chabon” – SF Weekly (October 25, 2000)

“The Man of Ink” – The Onion A.V. Club (November 22, 2000)

“Chabon’s Excellent Adventures” – Out.Com/The Advocate (December 19, 2000)

“A Conversation with Michael Chabon” – Barnes & (circa 2000)

“Chabon Wins Pulitzer for ‘Kavalier & Clay'” – CNN (April 16, 2001)

“Fortune’s son: Public joys and private sorrows mark a year in the life of Pulitzer Prize-winner” – AAJA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (April 29, 2001)

“Weekend All Things Considered: Michael Chabon” – NPR (May 6, 2001)

“The Amazing Story of the Comic-Book Nerd Who Won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction” – Rolling Stone (September 27, 2001)

“Good Lit: Michael Chabon in Conversation” – The Commonwealth Club of California (October 9, 2001)

“You Interview the Stars” – BBC (November 28, 2001)

“Michael Chabon Makes a Living” – CBS News (January 14, 2002)

“Author Chabon describes birth of ‘Kavalier & Clay'” – Sacbee (January 26, 2002)

“Blurring the Lines: Interview with Michael Chabon” – Metroweekly (March 14, 2002)

“The Interview: Michael Chabon” – ESPN (July 29, 2002)

“The Inescapable Truth” – The Wellred Press (December 14, 2002)


“Wonder boy and the super hero” – Stewart O’Nan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (September 17, 2000)

“A Life and Death Story Set in Comic Book Land” – Janet Maslin, New York Times (September 21, 2000)

“Review: ‘Adventures of Kavalier & Clay’ work of a literary superhero” – Joshua Kuritzky, CNN.Com (September 22, 2000)

“The Golem Knows” – Ken Kalfus, New York Times (September 24, 2000)

“Comics Opera” – Daniel Mendelsohn, New York Metro (September 25, 2000)

“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” – Amy Benfer, Salon.Com (September 28, 2000)

“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” – Troy Patterson, Entertainment Weekly (September 29, 2000)

“Books: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” Eric Wittmershaus, Flak Magazine (October 16, 2000)

“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” Mahinder Kingra, Baltimore City Paper (October 25, 2000)

“Freedom Fighters” Miriam McDonald , Spike Magazine (November 2000)

“An ode to the golden age of comic book heroics” – Gail Caldwell, Boston Globe (November 19, 2000)

“Reviews (and More Reviews)” – Bob Razakis, Silver Bullet Comics (December 2000)

“Where the Icing Is” – Claude Lalumi√®re, January Magazine (January 2001)

“Book of the Week: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” – Michele Magwood, Sunday Times (August 26, 2001)

“Significant Jewish Books” – Bonny V. Fetterman, Reform Judaism (November, 2001)

“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” – Bill Sherman, (December 13, 2002)