Baker, John 1942-

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BAKER, John 1942-

PERSONAL:

Born May 19, 1942, in Hull, England.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—Mic Cheetham, 11-12 Dover St., London W1X 3PH, England. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer.

MEMBER:

Crime Writers Association of Great Britain.

WRITINGS:

CRIME NOVELS

Poet in the Gutter, Gollancz (London, England), 1995.

Death minus Zero, Gollancz (London, England), 1996.

King of the Streets, Gollancz (London, England), 1998.

Walking with Ghosts, Gollancz (London, England), 1999.

The Chinese Girl, Orion, 2000.

Shooting in the Dark, Orion, 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Winged with Death, a crime novel; research on Montevideo, the tango, and abduction.

SIDELIGHTS:

John Baker told CA: "I am driven to write novel-length fiction. I write heavily themed novels, do not consider plot important, and am primarily interested in identity and politics.

"My main influences are Mark Twain, Hemingway, Hammett, and Faulkner.

"I write with no preconceptions other than a vague idea of theme. I look for a voice which can convince me that it can carry an extended narrative. I don't have a plot or plot outline and do not know at the outset where the novel will go.

"I write about what interests me or scares me."

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