Ms. Sybil Baker

Tennessee, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Sybil Baker is the author of Immigration Essays, The Life Plan, Talismans, and Into This World, a finalist for Foreword’s Best Book of the Year Award. Recent work has appeared in Guernica, Glimmer Train, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Collagist. She teaches at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and was on faculty of the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong and teaches as the Yale Writers’ Conference. A MakeWork Artist Grant and Tennessee Indiviual Artists Grant recipient, she is Fiction Editor at Drunken Boat




Twitter Username: @sybilbaker


  • Into This World , Engine Books (May 2012)
  • Talismans , C&R Press (December 2010)
  • The Life Plan , Casperian Books (April 2009)
  • Immigration Essays , C&R Press (February 15, 2017)


  • Finalist, Foreward Book of the Year(2013)
  • Make Work Grant(2014)
  • Eric Hoffer, Honorable Mention
  • Tennessee Individual Artists Grant(2016)


  • UC Foundation Associate Professor at University of Tennessee Chattanooga (August 2007 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts (June 2005)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction