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Arthur Bradford at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Arthur Bradford at the Portland Center for Public Humanities

Arthur Bradford is an O Henry Award winning writer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker. His writing has appeared in Esquire, McSweeney's, Vice, Men's Journal, and many other publications. His first book, Dogwalker, was published by Knopf and Vintage paperback in 2002, and has been translated into ten languages.  His latest book, Benny's Brigade, is a children's book, published by McSweeney's in Sept. 2012.

Bradford is also the creator and director of the acclaimed "How's Your News?" documentary series, versions of which have been broadcast on HBO/Cinemax, PBS, and Channel Four England. He developed the concept into a series for MTV which ran throughout 2009.  A new film in the series, "Election 2012" was released Oct. 2012 and can be seen in full at  In 2011 Bradford directed the Emmy-nominated documentary, "Six Days to Air", about the making of South Park, for Comedy Central.  

Bradford lives in Portland, Oregon and serves as co-director of Camp Jabberwocky, the nation's longest running residential summer camp for people with disabilities.

In May 2013, his film "How's Your News" will be screened at the Portland Center for Public Humanities and he will be participating in the event Representing Ability: Arthur Bradford in conversation with Paul Collins as part of the series Representing Disability: Disability Studies and the Humanities at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.