Dan Chaon is an American writer. He is the author of three short story collections and three novels, including Among the Missing, which was a 2001 finalist for the National Book Award. Chaon's stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthologies, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. His 2017 novel, Ill Will, was named one of the best books of the year by publications including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly. It is nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award, Locus Award, and International Thriller Writers Award.