Kevin Baker (author)
- For the hockey player, see Kevin Baker (hockey).
As a youth he worked on the Gloucester Daily Times, covering school-boy sports, as well as local town meetings and other civic affairs. He graduated from Columbia University, where he majored in political science, in 1980.
Baker is the author of the City of Fire trilogy, published by HarperCollins, which consists of the following historical novels: Dreamland; the bestselling Paradise Alley; and Strivers Row. The middle volume of the trilogy was the winner of the 2003 James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction and the American Book Award. He has also written a contemporary baseball novel called Sometimes You See it Coming, and a graphic novel called Luna Park. Baker was chief historical researcher on Harold Evans’s illustrated history of the United States, The American Century.. He is also the author of "The Story of Us," the companion book to the History Channel series, and wrote the new final chapter for the reissue of "Baseball," the companion book to Ken Burns' 10-part film, "Baseball," which has aired on public television.
Baker resides in New York, where he is a contributing editor to Harper's Magazine. He was formerly a columnist for "In the News" in American Heritage magazine, and is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The New York Times Book Review. Baker appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal and The Colbert Report in the summer of 2009, to discuss the Barack Obama Presidency.
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