Hugh Fox, born in Chicago in 1932, was a writer and one of the founders (with Ralph Ellison, Anais Nin, Paul Bowles, Joyce Carol Oates, Buckminster Fuller, and others) of the Pushcart Prize for literature. He has been published in numerous literary magazines and was the first writer to publish a critical study of Charles Bukowski. Fox was raised in Chicago as a devout Catholic but converted to Judaism in later life. He earned a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a professor at Michigan State University in the Department of American Thought and Language from 1968 until his retirement in 1999. Hugh passed in 2011.