1943 - Born 8th of May in Thornaby-on-Tees.
Studied at the London School of Economics and Durham University.
1982 - First novel described the lives of working class women; Union Street which won the Fawcett Prize.
1982 - Wrote Blow Your House Down.
1986 - Baker wrote a novel "The Century's Daughter".
1989 - Wrote "The Man Who Wasn't There".
1991 - Wrote the Regeneration which was made into a film.
1993 - Novel The Eye in the Door that won the Guardian Fiction Prize.
1995 - The Ghost Road which won the Booker Prize for Fiction.
2003 - Latest novel which published is Double Vision.
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