Howard Fishman is a culture writer, musician, theatre-maker, and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, where his essays earned him the 2019 First Place award for “Arts & Entertainment Portfolio” from the Society for Features Journalism. He has also written for The Washington Post Magazine, Vanity Fair, The San Francisco Chronicle, ArtForum, The Village Voice, No Depression, and Jazziz. Fishman has released eleven albums of music, and has toured as an international headliner. His original play A Star Has Burnt My Eye had its world premiere at The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) as part of the Next Wave Festival, and he is currently at work on completing the first biography of Connie Converse, to be published next year by Dutton Books.