New Book from Nicholson Baker!

Red alert! Months after I asked what had happened to the fantastic novelist Nicholson Baker, we now have an answer! Nicholson Baker is coming out with a new book. Human Smoke is due from Simon & Schuster on March 11, 2008. It is 800 pages — an unexpectedly expansive volume, categorized under 20th century history. I will be investigating additional details and reporting back anything I can find out.


  1. First you broke the news to me about the upcoming Don Barthelme book, now this. I’m a pig in slop.

    I always wanted to see what would happen if Baker used his gift for detail in service to a book of major scope. Maybe this is it.

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