Matthew Baker

  • Vanderbilt University

    Accolades

    A selection of recent accolades awarded to faculty and alumni Read More

    Nov. 3, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    In the Spotlight: Matthew Baker’s innovative literary work grabs Hollywood’s attention

    Matthew Baker, MFA’12, published a new story collection in August. Why Visit America (Henry Holt) was named one of Esquire’s “20 Must-Read Books of Summer 2020” and received a starred review from Booklist, which wrote: “Bold, captivating, and deeply relevant, Baker’s imaginative stories offer approachable, optimistic perspectives on morally ambiguous… Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    An Embarrassment of Riches: M.F.A. Program Nurtures Literary Talent

    What’s remarkable about the M.F.A. program at Vanderbilt is that, although it’s among the best in the nation, it's not cutthroat like other highly regarded programs. In fact, Vanderbilt has adopted a model that seems the very opposite—one that fosters a tight-knit community based on feelings of cooperation and unity. Read More

    Feb. 29, 2016

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    Creating a Masterpiece

    Picasso continually pushed against prevailing artistic conventions, even his own previous work, to forge new creative paths that somehow remained unmistakably his own. That same idea of building upon the past to push further into the future runs deeply through this issue of Vanderbilt Magazine. Read More

    Feb. 29, 2016