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Michael Chabon on reading, writing and Captain Picard

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon tells us about his latest collection of essays, which gives readers a kaleidoscopic peak into the obsessions that make him tick.
Michael Chabon's new collection of essays is called Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros and it's out now. (Dev Sarah Lee)
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Michael Chabon has won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, but you'd be mistaken for thinking he's some kind of literary snob.

He's just as happy writing movies like Spiderman 2 or John Carter, popping up as a guest character in The Simpsons, or sitting in the writers' room for the new series of Star Trek.

The reason why Chabon can move between those worlds so easily is because, first and foremost, he's a fan. That sense of wonder is front and centre in his latest collection of essays, Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros.

In the book, Chabon explores everything from the films of Wes Anderson and the fiction of Ray Bradbury to the music of Mark Ronson. It's a kaleidoscopic peak into the mind of a writer and the obsessions that make him tick.

Chabon joined guest host Laurie Brown to tell us more about the book.

Produced by ​Chris Trowbridge

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