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Award Winning Books by
BLAKE BAILEY

John Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey
43 reviews (2009) (784p) (PP Bio) (NBCCA Bio) (TIME Non)
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 From the acclaimed author of A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates comes the unforgettable life of John Cheever (1912–1982), a man who spent much of his career impersonating a perfect suburban gentleman, the better to become one of the foremost chroniclers of postwar America. "I was born into no true class," Cheever mused in his journal, "and it was my decision, early i...
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A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates by Blake Bailey
30 reviews (2003) (688p) (NBCCA Bio)
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 Celebrated in his prime, forgotten in his final years, only to be championed anew by our greatest contemporary authors, Richard Yates has always exposed readers to the unsettling hypocrisies of our modern age. In Blake Bailey's masterful and entertaining biography, Yates himself serves as the fascinating lens into mid-century America, a world of would-be artists, depressed housewives, addled busin...
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Blake Bailey Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 3  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 John Cheever: A Life ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 1 John Cheever: A Life ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 2 A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates · John Cheever: A Life ·  
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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