Biography

Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker as born in August 1958, in Englewood, New Jersey, and grew up in Rockport, Massachusetts, a small town on the North Shore. He graduated from Columbia University in New York City in 1980, and since then has earned his living as a writer and editor.

His first novel, SOMETIMES YOU SEE IT COMING, based loosely on the life of Ty Cobb, but set in the modern day, was published in hardcover by Crown in 1993 and in paperback by HarperPaperbacks in the spring of 2003. DREAMLAND, part of Baker’s New York‚ City of Fire trilogy was published by HarperCollins in 1999, and in paperback the following year. PARADISE ALLEY was published by HarperCollins in 2002, and the third and final volume of the trilogy, STRIVERS ROW, which was published in February, 2006. Kevin was the chief historical researcher on Harold Evans’ bestselling history, THE AMERICAN CENTURY, published by Knopf in 1999. He wrote the monthly “In the News” column for American Heritage magazine from 1998-2007, and has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Frankfurter Rundschau, Harper’s magazine, Talk, and The Industry Standard, among other publications.

He is married and lives in New York City.

Kevin Baker

Books by Kevin Baker

by Reggie Jackson with Kevin Baker - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

BECOMING MR. OCTOBER is a revelatory self-portrait of baseball icon Reggie Jackson at the height of his public fame and private anguish. Filled with anecdotes about the notorious “Bronx Zoo” Yankees of the late 1970s and bluntly honest portrayals of his teammates and competitors, this is baseball history as can be told only by the man who lived it.