VJ Books Presents Author Nicholson Baker!
Nicholson Baker was born January 7, 1957 in New York City. He studied briefly at the Eastman School of Music and received a B.A. in English from Haverford College. He is a contemporary American writer of fiction and non-fiction.
As a novelist, his writings focus on minute inspection of his characters' and narrators' stream of consciousness. His unconventional novels deal with topics such as voyeurism and planned assassination, and they generally de-emphasize narrative in favor of intense character work.
In 1999, Baker established a non-profit corporation, the American Newspaper Repository, to rescue old newspapers from destruction by libraries.
Baker lives with his family in South Berwick, Maine.
Nicholson Baker Bibliography
The Mezzanine - 1988
- Room Temperature - 1990
- Vox: A Novel - 1992
- The Fermata - 1994
- The Everlasting Story of Nory - 1998
- A Box of Matches - 2003
- Checkpoint - 2004
- The Anthologist - 2009
- House of Holes: A Book of Raunch - 2011
- Traveling Sprinkler - 2013
- U and I: A True Story - 1991
- The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber - 1996
- Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper - 2001
- The World on Sunday: Graphic Art in Joseph Pulitzer's Newspaper (1898– 1911) (with Margaret Brentano, his wife) - 2005
- Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization - 2008
- The Way the World Works: Essays - 2012
Nicholson Baker Awards
- National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 for his nonfiction book Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
- International Hermann Hesse Prize (Germany) in 2014
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