Benjamin Busch talks about Dust to Dust ($26.99), an extraordinary memoir about ordinary things: life and death, peace and war, the adventures of childhood and revelations of adulthood. Busch — a decorated infantry officer, actor on The Wire, and son of novelist Frederick Busch — has crafted a book to stand with the finest work of our finest writers.
Benjamin Busch was born in Manhattan 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.