Biography

Blake Bailey

Blake Bailey is the author of biographies of John Cheever, Richard Yates and Charles Jackson, and he is at work on the authorized biography of Philip Roth. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Francis Parkman Prize; and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Virginia, where he is the Mina Hohenberg Darden Professor of Creative Writing at Old Dominion University.

Blake Bailey

Books by Blake Bailey

by Blake Bailey - Memoir, Nonfiction

Blake Bailey is a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. THE SPLENDID THINGS WE PLANNED is his darkly funny account of growing up in the shadow of an erratic and increasingly dangerous brother, an exhilarating and sometimes harrowing story that culminates in one unforgettable Christmas.