Moonglow is based on the stories and dreamlike recollections Chabon's terminally ill grandfather shared with him over the course of a week-long trip Chabon took in 1989 to visit him. These stories, uncovering parts of a long-buried history, formed the groundwork for Moonglow, which unfolds as a deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as 'my grandfather', and seamlessly weaves together memoir and fiction.
Moonglow was praised by the Guardian as “much more than a memoir…a rollicking story within a story full of doodlebugs and desperate raids that never descends into pastiche…the work of a master at his very best.”
Transfuge is a French art, cinema, literature and theatre magazine that awards 17 literary prizes in 14 categories in a yearly literary review.
Chabon's newest novel, Pops, released in May 2018 and published in English by HarperCollins, is based on a GQ piece in which Chabon writes about accompanying his son Abraham to Paris Fashion Week, and focuses on their relationship.