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Award Winning Books by
NICHOLSON BAKER

House of Holes: A Book of Raunch by Nicholson Baker
55 reviews (2011) (272p) (NYT100)
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Nicholson Baker's House of Holes is gleefully provocative, off-the-charts sex novel that is unlike anything you’ve read.
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The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker
60 reviews (2009) (256p) (ALA)
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 The Anthologist is narrated by Paul Chowder -- a once-in-a-while-published kind of poet who is writing the introduction to a new anthology of poetry. He's having a hard time getting started because his career is floundering, his girlfriend Roz has recently left him, and he is thinking about the great poets throughout history who have suffered far worse and deserve to feel sorry for themselv...
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A Box of Matches by Nicholson Baker
57 reviews (2003) (192p) (TIME)
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 Emmett has a wife and two children, a cat, and a duck, and he wants to know what life is about. Every day he gets up before dawn, makes a cup of coffee in the dark, lights a fire with one wooden match, and thinks.

What Emmett thinks about is the subject of this wise and closely observed novel, which covers vast distances while moving no farther than Emmett's hearth and home. Nicholson Baker...
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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper by Nicholson Baker
44 reviews (2001) (384p) (NBCCA Non)
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 The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our country's libraries–including the Library of Congress–have been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds of thousands of historic newspapers and replacing them with microfilm copies that are difficult to read, lack all the color and quality of the original paper and illustrations, and deter...
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Nicholson Baker Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 2  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 1 Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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