Joshua Furst's novel The Sabotage Cafe 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. Ad Busters described it as "a masterful book." O, The Oprah Magazine said "The Sabotage Café shows debut novelist Joshua Furst in full control of his psychologically complex material, with a tale of 'emotional bondage' as chilling as it is heartbreakingly real."
He studied as an undergraduate at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, receiving a BFA in Dramatic Writing and did graduate work at The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, from which he received an MFA with Honors.
Joshua Furst teaches at The New Schools Eugene Lang College and is a founding member of the publishing collective Kristiania. He lives in New York City.