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Nicholson Baker

Nicholson Baker is the author of ten novels and five works of nonfiction, including The Anthologist , The Mezzanine , and Human Smoke . He has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Hermann Hesse Prize, and a Katherine Anne Porter Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Maine with his wife, Margaret Brentano; both his children went to Maine public schools.