Dorothy Baker wrote three novels, including Man With A Horn (also an NYRB Classic) and several plays. She died in 1968 at the age of 61.
Here’s a quote from Emily Cooke’s recent essay on Dorothy Baker in the LRB. It’s paywalled on their website, but you can read it with a day pass (or subscribe to the LRB!)
“In 1962, the daughter of a friend of Dorothy Baker’s went up to her house in Terra Bella, California, to interview the 55-year-old novelist. ‘What is your real purpose in this thing?’ Baker said as the tape began to roll.Read more.