IMG_4491Ben Bush is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he received a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching Writing Fellowship, and a 2017-2018 Fulbright Fellow to Bulgaria. He is currently managing editor at The Organist podcast from McSweeney’s / KCRW (NPR-LA) and teaches at the University of Iowa.

His fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Yeti, and The Fanzine.

His non-fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Salon, Bookforum, The Believer, Flavorwire, Los Angeles Review of Books, Poets & Writers, San Francisco Chronicle, and Conversations with William T. Vollmann (University of Mississippi Press).

He has received fellowships and scholarships from Vermont Studio Fellowship, Key West Literary Seminars, and a Sozopol Fiction Seminars. He was a founding board member of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies.

He ran the Hoyt Commission Reading Series from 2010-2014, which included Rachel Kushner, Ariana Reines, Joshua Cohen, John Haskell, Matthew Derby, Stacey Levine, Monica Youn, Camden Joy / Tom Adelman, Lonely Christopher, Trinie Dalton, Louis Chude-Sokei, and musician Brian Dewan.

email: benjaminhbush at gmail dot com

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