James Reich is the author of the novels ‘Mistah Kurtz! A Prelude to Heart of Darkness’ (March 2016), ‘Bombshell’ (July 2013) and ‘I, Judas’ (October 2011) published by Anti-Oedipus Press and Soft Skull Press. James is a regular contributor to The Rumpus, and Fiction Advocate, and his work has been published by Salon.com, International Times, Deep Ends: The J.G. Ballard Anthology, Sensitive Skin, The Nervous Breakdown, Bold Type and others. He is Chair of Creative Writing and Literature at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. James was born in England in 1971, and has been a resident of the US since 2009.
James is a founding member of the band Venus Bogardus (“Literate post-punk” The Wire; “World class” BBC Radio) with vinyl and CD releases on independent record labels in the US and UK. He has played hundreds of live shows in the UK, Europe and US from Glastonbury Festival to the Bowery Poetry Club (NYC) and The Viper Room (LA). Named after a character created by pioneer of lesbian pulp fiction Ann Bannon, the band has collaborated with international artists including Stanley Donwood (Radiohead), Jean-Luc Bitton, and David Ohle. James has also provided original music for films by Todd Verow (Tumbledown; The Endless Possibility of Sky) and for Grammy nominee Jon Moritsugu. He is represented by Lippincott, Massie, McQuilkin literary agents.