Ben 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 or is forthcoming 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, KCRW’s The Organist podcast, and Conversations with William T. Vollmann (University of Mississippi Press).
He has received a work-study scholarship from Key West Literary Seminars and a Sozopol Fiction Fellowship. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors 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