Nicholson Baker

Nicholson Baker is an American fiction writer, essayist, and crusader for the preservation of paper media. His works include The Mezzanine, Vox, Double Fold, and Human Smoke.

"Perforation! Shout it out! The deliberate punctuated weakening of paper and cardboard so that it will tear along an intended path, leaving a row of fine-haired pills or tuftlets on each new edge! It is a staggering conception, showing an age-transforming feel for the unique properties of pulped wood fiber."

  — Nicholson Baker, The Mezzanine