Biography

Rosecrans Baldwin is the author of three books, including 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, The Last Kid Left (NPR's Best Books of the Year) was published June 2017 by MCD x Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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

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, and he was an author-in-residence at Miami Dade College’s Miami Writers Institute in 2013. Rosecrans and his wife Rachel Knowles work as a screenwriting team in Los Angeles, California. He has nothing to do with his Wikipedia entry. He over-identifies with the Inspector Lestrade.

Zip file of high-res author photographs, all credit: Lisa Whiteman. Thanks to Amelia Gray for website inspiration. Mountains photo credit: Rob Campbell

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