OCTOBER 8: Award-Winning Authors hosted by Simon Winchester
Simon Winchester: Simon Winchester, OBE, is a British author and journalist who resides in Massachusetts. Through his career at The Guardian, Winchester covered numerous significant events, including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal. As an author, Winchester has written or contributed to more than a dozen nonfiction books, has written one novel, and his articles have appeared in several travel publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic. Pacific, Winchester’s most recent book, was published n October 2016.
Nicholson Baker: Novelist Nicholson Baker is an American novelist and essayist. His fiction generally de-emphasizes narrative in favor of careful description and characterization. He often focuses on minute inspection of his characters’ and narrators’ stream of consciousness. Baker has written about poetry, literature, library systems, history, politics, time manipulation, youth, and sex. He has written about libraries getting rid of books and newspapers and created the American Newspaper Repository. He received a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 for his nonfiction book Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper and the International Hermann Hesse Prize in 2014. Baker has also written about and edited at Wikipedia. A pacifist, he has also written about the buildup to World War II.