March 30, 1977 |
|Occupation||Novelist, essayist, online magazine editor|
Rosecrans Baldwin is an American novelist and essayist. He is also a co-founder and editor of The Morning News, an online magazine. Born in Chicago, Illinois, raised in Darien, Connecticut Baldwin now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with his wife.
Baldwin is the author of a memoir Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, May 2012) based on the year and half he and his wife spent living in Paris while he worked in an unnamed advertising agency. It was named one of the Top 10 Travel Books of Spring 2012 by Publishers Weekly and has earned positive reviews citing its humor and charm.
His debut novel, You Lost Me There (Riverhead Books, August 2010) was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and an NPR Best Book of 2010: "A stunning debut… You Lost Me There is, finally, a wise book, the kind that eludes many authors twice Baldwin’s age... Profound, affecting, and true." 
He currently teaches in the writing program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.