Author

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Nicholson Baker

Novelist, essayist, non-fiction writer

1957   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Haverford College
occupation: writer, novelist
award received: James Madison Freedom of Information Award, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Nicholson Baker (born January 7, 1957) is an American novelist and essayist. His fiction generally de-emphasizes narrative in favor of careful description and characterization. He often focuses on minute inspection of his characters' and narrators' stream of consciousness. Baker has written about poetry, literature, library systems, history, politics, time manipulation, youth, and sex. He has written about libraries getting rid of books and newspapers and created the American Newspaper Repository. He received a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 for his nonfiction book Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper and the International Hermann Hesse Prize (Germany) in 2014. Baker has also written about and edited Wikipedia. A pacifist, he has also written about the buildup to World War II.
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works

17

Human Smoke

book by Nicholson Baker

author: Nicholson Baker

2008

U and I: A True Story

book by Nicholson Baker

author: Nicholson Baker

1991

Double Fold

book by Nicholson Baker

author: Nicholson Baker

2001

The Fermata

1994 novel by Nicholson Baker

author: Nicholson Baker

1994

Room Temperature

novel by Nicholson Baker

author: Nicholson Baker

1990

Subsoil

short story by Nicholson Baker

author: Nicholson Baker

The Anthologist

book by Nicholson Baker

author: Nicholson Baker

2009

The Mezzanine

book by Nicholson Baker

author: Nicholson Baker

1988

Checkpoint

novel by Nicholson Baker

author: Nicholson Baker

2004

House of Holes

book by Nicholson Baker

author: Nicholson Baker

2011

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