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Blake Bailey

  • Blake Bailey
  • Professor
  • English
  • 5000 Batten Arts and Letters
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3991
  • jbbailey@odu.edu
  • I'm the author of major biographies of writers Richard Yates and John Cheever. The latter won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Parkman Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer.
  • Education

    University of New Orleans, 1998
    Major: English
    Degree: M.A.
    Tulane University, 1985
    Major: English
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    American and English literature
  • 2010: Academy Award in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 2010: Francis Parkman Prize, Society of American Historians
  • 2010: Pulitzer Finalist, Columbia University
  • 2010: National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle