Books by Kevin Baker
NPR stories about Kevin Baker
Writer Kevin Baker says he never thought he'd be "hip enough" to venture into graphic novels. But with illustrator Danijel Zezelj, he has created Luna Park — a ghostly graphic novel set in the decaying amusement parks of Coney Island. It profiles a Russian immigrant plagued by nightmares of the Chechen War.
Novelist Kevin Baker has just published the third volume of his City on Fire trilogy. Strivers Row is set in Harlem in 1943. The story focuses on a fictional character — Jonah Dove — and the very real Malcolm Little, later to become Malcolm X.