Blake Bailey

Blake Bailey is the author, most recently, of The Splendid Things We Had Planned and Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson. His other books include A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Cheever: A Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Francis Parkman Prize, and finalist for the Pulitzer and James Tait Black Memorial Prizes. Bailey edited a two-volume edition of Cheever's work for the Library of America and in 2010 received an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Virginia with his wife and daughter.  


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Hero Without a Sequel: Charles Jackson Revisited


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