The Anthologist | Los Angeles Public Library
Print this page

The Anthologist

In conversation with David L. Ulin, Book Editor, L.A. Times
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Episode Summary
In re-imagining the lives and loves of history's great poets, Baker creates a seductive meditation on poetry and artistic expression.

Participant(s) Bio
Nicholson Baker is the author of eight novels-The Mezzanine, Room Temperature, Vox, The Fermata, The Everlasting Story of Nory, A Box of Matches, Checkpoint, and The Anthologist-and four works of nonfiction-U and I, The Size of Thoughts, Double Fold, and Human Smoke. He is the co-author, with his wife Margaret Brentano, of The World on Sunday: Graphic Art in Joseph Pulitzer's Newspaper. In 1999 he established a non-profit corporation, the American Newspaper Repository, to rescue old newspapers from destruction by libraries. He is the recipient of the 2001 National Book Critics Circle award for Double Fold.