ArtsBites: Authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman HLS '91


Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Office for the Arts, 74 Mt. Auburn Street

Headshot of Michael Chabon and Ayelet WaldmanTime for food and conversation! ArtsBites is the OFA round-table discussion series with undergraduate students and visiting artists. On February 13, we welcome writers Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman HLS '91. If you're interested in politics, civil liberties, writing and collaborating, this is an event for you!

Open to all undergraduate students, but registration is required. Food is free. Seating is limited to 20 students. Please register here with Harvard email address.


Authors Chabon and Waldman have worked on a unique collaboration with the American Civil Liberties Union. Their newest publication, Fight of the Century, features original essays by the most influential writers at work today—including Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Marlon James, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Salman Rushdie, Jesmyn Ward, and more – each writing about a landmark ACLU case, published in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the organization.

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of many books, including The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClayThe Yiddish Policemen’s UnionGentlemen of the RoadTelegraph AvenueMoonglowPops, and the picture book The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. He is the editor, with Ayelet Waldman, of Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation and Fight of the Century.

Ayelet Waldman is the author of the memoir, A Really Good Day, as well as of novels including Love and TreasureRed Hook Road, and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. She is the editor of Inside This PlaceNot of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons, and with Michael Chabon, of Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation and Fight of the Century.