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Deborah Baker

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Name  Deborah Baker

Role  Biographer
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Education  University of Virginia, University of Cambridge
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Nominations  Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, National Book Award for Nonfiction
Books  The Convert, A Blue Hand, In extremis
Similar People  Maryam Jameelah, Amitav Ghosh, Laura Riding

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Deborah Baker is a biographer and essayist. She is married to the writer Amitav Ghosh and lives in Brooklyn, Calcutta, and Goa. She is the author of A Blue Hand: The Beats in India, a biography of Allen Ginsberg that focuses on his time in India and of In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography in 1994. She also writes for the Los Angeles Times. Her book The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism (2011) is a biography of Maryam Jameelah (born Margaret Marcus), a Jewish woman from New York who converted to Islam. In 2012, she wrote a critical review for the Wall Street Journal of Defender of the Realm, the Manchester-Reid biography of Winston Churchill.


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Baker was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014.

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