Benjamin Busch

Benjamin Busch was born in Manhattan in 1968 and grew up in rural New York State. He is an actor, a photographer, a film director, and a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer who served two combat tours in Iraq. He played the role of Officer Anthony Colicchio on the HBO series “The Wire” and has appeared on “Homicide,” “The West Wing,” and “Generation Kill.” His writing has been featured in Harper’s and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has also been a guest commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He lives on a farm in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.

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“No other writer has moved me as much as Benjamin Busch has in writing about war. No other writer has created such a moment of grace . . .