Blake Bailey, 36th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Blake Bailey

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

Blake Bailey's most recent book is 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, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Cheever: A Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and Francis Parkman Prize and finalist for the Pulitzer and James Tait Black Memorial prizes. He 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. His memoir, The Splendid Things We Planned, will be published next year. Currently he's working on a biography of Philip Roth.


Bailey read with D.T. Max on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.


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