Steve Haruch was born in Seoul, South Korea, at least as far as he knows. He grew up near a river just outside Chicago. He has studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington.
He worked as a staff editor at the Nashville Scene from 1997-2014, covering music, art, film, politics and the occasional restaurant. Some of that won awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, such as this story about the Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp.
His work has since appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR’s Code Switch, The Guardian, Gravy, Men’s Journal and Chapter16.org. His audio stories, like this one about how vinyl records are made, have aired on Nashville Public Radio and public radio’s Here and Now.
He is editor of the collection People Only Die of Love in Movies: Film Writing by Jim Ridley (Vanderbilt University Press). You can pre-order from many places, including the obvious one, but he would love for you to order from Parnassus Books. They’ll ship to you wherever you are. You can read more about the process of putting the book together at Chapter16.
He lives in Nashville and is currently working as a producer for a documentary film about college radio.