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Nicholson Baker

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Nicholson Baker is a contemporary American writer of fiction and non-fiction. He was born in Manhattan in 1957 and grew up in Rochester, New York. He has published sixteen books--including The Mezzanine (1988), U and I (1991), Human Smoke (2008), The Anthologist (2009), and Substitute (2016)--and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, the New York Review of Books, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Essays. He has received a National Book Critics Circle award, a James Madison Freedom of Information Award, the Herman Hesse Prize, and the Katherine Anne Porter Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1999, Baker and his wife, Margaret Brentano (co-author with Baker of The World on Sunday, 20 ...more

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The Mezzanine

3.85 avg rating — 7,958 ratings — published 1988 — 32 editions
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Vox

3.44 avg rating — 5,784 ratings — published 1992 — 45 editions
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The Fermata

3.67 avg rating — 4,383 ratings — published 1994 — 31 editions
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The Anthologist (The Paul C...

3.76 avg rating — 3,894 ratings — published 2009 — 16 editions
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A Box of Matches

3.69 avg rating — 2,349 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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House of Holes

3.09 avg rating — 2,605 ratings — published 2011 — 21 editions
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Human Smoke: The Beginnings...

4.02 avg rating — 1,758 ratings — published 2008 — 31 editions
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Room Temperature

3.70 avg rating — 1,042 ratings — published 1990 — 15 editions
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Traveling Sprinkler (The Pa...

3.69 avg rating — 986 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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U and I

3.75 avg rating — 926 ratings — published 1991 — 13 editions
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“I woke up thinking a very pleasant thought. There is lots left in the world to read.”
Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist

“Books: a beautifully browsable invention that needs no electricity and exists in a readable form no matter what happens.”
Nicholson Baker

“But spending your life concentrating on death is like watching a whole movie and thinking only about the credits that are going to roll at the end. It’s a mistake of emphasis.”
Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist

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