Calvin Baker is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels Naming the New World, Once Two Heroes, Dominion and Grace. Photo credit: Carol Dragon

Teaching Positions

  • Yale University, English Department, Lecturer, 2017 (replacing Michael Cunningham)
  • Columbia University, Graduate School of the Arts, Associate Adjunct Professor, 2013-present
  • Universität Leipzig, Picador Chair of American Studies, Visiting, 2013
  • Long Island University, Graduate Department of English, Distinguished Visiting Professor, 2011
  • Columbia University, Barnard College, Department of English, Visiting Writer, 2004-2007
  • Columbia University, Columbia College, Creative Writing, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2004
  • Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Adjunct Professor, 2003
  • Middlebury College, Teaching Fellow, 1998

Selected Press

Awards and Honors

  • 2010 The Millions, 20 Under 40
  • 2007 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Fiction Finalist
  • 2007 New York Newsday, Best Books of the Year
  • 2007 New York Magazine, Best Novels of the Decade
  • 2005 Esquire Magazine, Best New American Writers
  • 2000 Black Issues Book Review, Best Young Writers
  • 1998 Time Magazine, Notable First Novels
  • 1998 American Library Association, Notable Book of the Year