Henry Baron

Criticism, Spirituality

Henry J. Baron is a professor emeritus of English at Calvin College (now University), where he taught for twenty-eight years and helped found the Festival of Faith and Writing. He has translated several Frisian books into English, including The Trap by Rink van der Velde, and The Comfort Bird and Cruel Paradise: Life Stories of Dutch Emigrants, both by Hylke Speerstra. Baron is also the author of Talking with God: Prayers, Meditation, and Conversations for God-Seekers, The Nest, Nothing Ever Happens, A Smiling Hippopotamus, and I Am Waiting. 


Festival Years: 1990, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2012, 2022