Emily Schultz

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Emily Schultz (born 1974) is an American fiction writer raised in Canada and now living in Brooklyn, New York.

Life and career[edit]

During an onstage interview[1] with Margaret Atwood, Schultz described how her own family settled in Canada from Michigan in the early 1970s when her father deserted the U.S. Army at the height of the Vietnam War. Schultz's father had used a guide for draft evaders and deserters issued by one of her future publishers, House of Anansi.

She is the author of Black Coffee Night, a Danuta Gleed nominated 2002 collection of stories. A story from that collection ("The Value of X") was adapted by Lynne Stopkewich, director of Kissed. In 2005 Schultz published her first novel, Joyland.[2] and was included in a Globe and Mail round table discussion with Sheila Heti titled "Tomorrow's Ondaatjes and Munros."[3]

In 2009 House of Anansi Press published Schultz's second novel, Heaven Is Small. [4] The satirical novel was based on her year spent as a night shift proofreader for Harlequin Enterprises.[5]

Her novel The Blondes was published internationally in 2012 by Doubleday,[6] where it was a bestseller. The book will be published in the US by Thomas Dunne Books in 2015.[7] It will be published in Winter 2015 in the United States by St. Martin's Press.[8]

Schultz is the co-founder of the literary website Joyland: A hub for short fiction.


  1. ^ "The Survival Of CanLit". Vancouver Writers' Festival. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Theissen, Cherrie (2006-01-30). "The Summer of '84". January. Retrieved 2006-01-30. 
  3. ^ Gzowski, Alison (2005-01-30). "Tomorrow's Ondaatjes and Munros". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2005-01-30. 
  4. ^ Beattie, Steven (2009-04-29). "Anansi and Shortcovers team up to give away digital book". Quill & Quire. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  5. ^ Medley, Mark (2009-04-18). "To Hell In A Harlequin". National Post. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  6. ^ Teodoro, José (2012-08-24). "Book Review: The Blondes, by Emily Schultz". National Post. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bestsellers last week". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Keeler, Emily (October 10, 2013). "The writer who was mistaken for Stephen King http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-writer-mistaken-for-stephen-king-20131010,0,6270560.story#ixzz2uvX9T87D". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 

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