Michael Chabon, author

Michael Chabon, who won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay," grew up in Columbia, where he would live much of the year with his mother. Columbia, he once told NPR, "was a planned community that was built in the 1960s and was intended to be a place where people of different races could live together, could find affordable housing and young families could grow up together. And when I grew up there, it did a pretty good job of hewing to those ideals."

( Randi Lynn Beach / April 13, 2007 )

Michael Chabon, who won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay," grew up in Columbia, where he would live much of the year with his mother. Columbia, he once told NPR, "was a planned community that was built in the 1960s and was intended to be a place where people of different races could live together, could find affordable housing and young families could grow up together. And when I grew up there, it did a pretty good job of hewing to those ideals."

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