Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon is the new chairman of the MacDowell Colony’s board of directors.

The nine-time MacDowell Colony fellow had this statement: “MacDowell is a miracle that has come through for me many times over the years. Serving as board chair gives me the opportunity to repay my indebtedness just a tiny bit.”

Chabon (pictured, via Stephanie Rausser) will succeed Robert MacNeil. Chabon will tackle MacDowell’s $13 million Campaign for the Second Century, a project to fortify the Colony’s endowment and fund a new library and media center.

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