Audience member: Who are your biggest influences?
Michael Chabon: I’d have to say my good friend Jonathan Franzen. I thought his novel The Corrections needed none.
Jonathan Franzen: Well in turn, I’d have to say my biggest influence is…Albert Camus.
Chabon: You were supposed to say me! I blurbed you!
Franzen: Yeah, and it looks real sweet on my dust jacket. How do you like me now?
Colson Whitehead, Better Than Renting Out a Windowless Room: The Blessed Distraction of Technology, Publishers Weekly
PS: Whitehead, by the way, is possibly that best Twitterer in the WWW (Whole Wide World, not World Wide Web.).