Matthew Baker ’08

Matthew Baker ’08 of New York City has had
three short stories optioned for film: “The Transition”
(Amazon), “The Appearance” (Makeready) and “Life
Sentence” (Netflix). February saw the publication of his
debut collection, Hybrid Creatures (LSU Press), a unique
book composed of four stories that are each narrated
partly in an artificial language: HTML, music dynamics,
mathematics notations and formal logic. He has had work in numerous
journals and anthologies, and his publications also include the children’s
novel If You Find This. He holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University,
where he was the founding editor of Nashville Review, and teaches at New
York University.

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