Saturday
Jun052010

Arthur Bradford is an O Henry Award winning writer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker. His writing has appeared in Esquire, McSweeney's, Vice, Men's Journal, and many other publications. He is the author of Dogwalker (Knopf) and Turtleface and Beyond (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) as well as the children's book Benny's Brigde (McSweeney's, with Illustrations by Lisa Hanwalt).

Bradford is also the creator and director of the acclaimed "How's Your News?" documentary series, versions of which have been broadcast on HBO/Cinemax, PBS, and Channel Four England. He developed the concept into a series for MTV which ran throughout 2009.  The film in the series, "Election 2012" was released Oct. 2012.  Bradford directed the Emmy-nominated documentary, "Six Days to Air", about the making of South Park, for Comedy Central and is currently shooting a feature documentary about Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the show's creators. 

Bradford's live storytelling can be heard on The Moth and This American Life on NPR.  He lives in Portland, Oregon where he hosts a live call-in radio show on XRAY.FM, writes about the Portland Trailblazers for the local paper, and teaches writing and filmaking at a public high school.