Nonfiction Dialogues: Nicholson Baker

Headshot of Nicholson BakerIn conversation with Lis Harris, Writing


Nicholson Baker 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. Baker and his wife Margaret Brentano have two children; they live on the Penobscot River in Maine.


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Date: Past Event
Location: 501 Dodge Hall
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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