Matthew Baker, who came to Vanderbilt with the MFA class of 2011, is currently a Fulbright Fellow in Ireland, where he is working on a novel. While at Vanderbilt, he launched the online literary magazine, Nashville Review; he held a Third Year Fiction Fellowship in 2011-2012.
His fiction has appeared in such publications as American Short Fiction, New England Review, The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Meridian, Conjunctions, Redivider, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Best Of The Net. He also serves as translator for an “interlinked novel” titled The Numberless, a “randomized novella” titled Kaleidoscope, and an “intentionally posthumous” serialized novel titled Afterthought. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Blue Mountain Center.