• Profile:

    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.