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)