Awards & Winners

Deborah Baker

Date of Birth 1959
Place of Birth Charlottesville
(Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, Albemarle County)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Biographer, Essayist
Deborah Baker is a biographer and essayist. She is married to the writer Amitav Ghosh and lives in Brooklyn, Calcutta, and Goa. She is the author of A Blue Hand: The Beats in India, a biography of Allen Ginsberg which focuses on his time in India and of Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography in 1994. She also writes for the Los Angeles Times. Her latest book, The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism, is a biography of Maryam Jameelah a Jewish woman from New York who converted to Islam.

Awards by Deborah Baker

Check all the awards nominated and won by Deborah Baker.


Nominations 2011 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Nonfiction The Convert


Nominations 1994 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography In extremis