Joshua Furst’s novel The Sabotage Café was named to the 2007
year-end best-of lists of the Chicago Tribune, the Rocky Mountain
News and the Philadelphia City Paper, as well as being awarded the
2008 Grub Street Fiction Prize. He is
also the author of the critically acclaimed book of stories, Short People. A frequent contributor to the Jewish Daily Forward, he has also been
published in Esquire, Nerve, Salon, The Chicago Tribune, and Conjunctions, among many other journals
and periodicals and been given citations for notable achievement by The Best
American Short Stories and The O’Henry Awards.
Among the accolades his work has received are a 2001-2002 James
Michener-Paul Engle Fellowship from the James Michener Foundation/Copernicus
Society of America, a Chicago Tribune
Nelson Algren Award and a Walter E. Dakins Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers’
Conference. His plays include Whimper, Myn and The Ellipse and Other
Shapes. They have been produced by
numerous theatres, both in the United States and abroad, including PS122, Adobe
Theatre Company, Cucaracha Theatre Company, HERE, The Demarco European Art
Foundation, and Annex Theatre in Seattle.
He helped organize and run Nada Theatre’s 1995 Obie award winning Faust
Festival and was one of the producers of the 1998 New York RAT conference which
brought experimental theatre artists from across the United States together for
a week of performance and symposia.
Joshua Furst lives in New York City, and teaches at The New
School’s Eugene Lang College.