Ben Bush is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he received a Truman Capote Fellowship and a post-graduate teaching fellowship, and a 2017-2018 Fulbright Fellow to Bulgaria. He is currently managing editor at The Organist podcast from McSweeney’s / KCRW (NPR-LA).
His fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Yeti, The Fanzine, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. 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 Center, Key West Literary Seminars, Telus, and 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