Dorothy Baker 

Dorothy Baker (born Dorothy Alice Dodds; April 21, 1907– June 17, 1968) was an American writer.

Baker attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation in 1929, she started working on her master’s degree in French from the University of California, Berkeley. While studying in Paris in 1930, she met the poet Howard Baker, whom she married in 1930. Upon completing her master’s degree, she briefly taught at a small private school, but, after having a few short stories published and winning the O. Henry Prize Story Award in 1939, she turned to writing full time.

Baker died of cancer in 1968.

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