Chester Aaron

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Chester Aaron (born May 9, 1923[1]) is an American writer.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Butler, Pennsylvania to Albert and Celia (Charleson) Aaron.

He attended the following schools: Butler Senior High School, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and San Francisco State University.


In addition to his writing, he has worked as a steel worker, an X-ray technician, a college professor, and a garlic farmer.


For young adults:

For adults:

  • The Cowbank, produced at University of California, Berkeley, 1955.
  • About Us (novel) (autobiographical novel), McGraw (New York, NY), 1967, reprinted, Zumaya Publications. 2012.
  • Garlic Is Life: A Memoir with Recipes, Ten Speed Press (Berkeley, CA), 1996.
  • The Great Garlic Book, Ten Speed Press (Berkeley, CA), 1997.
  • Black and Blue Jew: A Novel, Creative Arts, 2002.
  • Garlic Kisses, Mostly Garlic Magazine, 2001, reprinted Zumaya Publications, 2004.
  • Whispers, Zumaya Publications, 2004.
  • Symptoms of Terminal Passion, El Leon Literary Arts, 2006.
  • Murder by Metaphor, Zumaya Publications, 2009.
  • About Them, El Literary Arts-Manoa Books, 2011.
  • 25 Loves, Andrea Young Arts, 2009.


  1. ^ "Chester Aaron". Penn State. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  • Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2002. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000000011.