Michael Chabon is the author of many award wining books, including the Pulitzer Prize winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, the young adult novel Summerland, winner of the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and Wonder Boys which was made into a critically acclaimed film. Mr. Chabon (pronounced, in his words, “Shea as in Shea Stadium, Bon as in Bon Jovi”), believes that three things are required for success as a novelist: talent, luck, and discipline. As he says, “Discipline is the one element of those three things that you can control, and so that is the one that you have to focus on controlling, and you just have to hope and trust in the other two.” Michael Chabon’s most recent novel, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, is a hardboiled detective novel set in an alternate world where Israel failed to be born and millions of European Jewish refugees took shelter in Alaska, creating a miniature American Yiddishland. It became a New York Times bestseller immediately upon publication. In November 2007, his short swashbuckling adventure novel, Gentlemen of the Road, serialized in fifteen chapters in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, will be published by Del Rey.