Biography

Rosecrans Baldwin is the author of You Lost Me There (New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice) and Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down (GQ’s Best Books of of the Year). His latest novel is The Last Kid Left, published June 2017 by MCD x Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Rosecrans’s nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, most frequently in GQ. Other titles include The Oxford American, The Paris Review, and Saveur. Several articles have been selected as notable essays in the Best American Essays collections. He's written opinion pieces for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian, as well as Salon, Slate, and Buzzfeed. In 1999 he co-founded the online 'zine The Morning News with publisher Andrew Womack.

A MacDowell fellow, Rosecrans has taught creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. He was an author-in-residence at Miami Dade College’s Miami Writers Institute in 2013. Rosecrans and his wife Rachel Knowles are a screenwriting team in Los Angeles, California. He over-identifies with the Inspector Lestrade

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