Emily Carter

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Emily Carter
Born1960 (age 58–59)
Spouse(s)Johnnie Sage Ammentorp
Parent(s)Anne Roiphe
Jack Richardson
FamilyKatie Roiphe (sister)

Emily Carter (born December 1960 in New York City) is an American writer. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker,[1] Story, Gathering of the Tribes, Between C & D, Artforum, Open City, Great River Review, and Poz.


Carter is the daughter of noted feminist writer Anne (née Roth) Richardson Roiphe and writer Jack Richardson.[2] Her mother was of Jewish descent.[3] Her half-sister is writer Katie Roiphe.[3] Carter attended high school at the Robert Louis Stevenson School "for Gifted Underachievers" in New York City, and college at New York University. She has been married to former punk rock guitarist Johnnie Sage Ammentorp (of such bands as Christian Death, The Joneses, and The Mau-Mau's) since 1999. They divide their time between New Haven, Connecticut, and New York City.




  • Glory Goes and Gets Some. Coffee House Press. 2000. ISBN 978-1-56689-101-1.
    • "Parachute Silk", Originally published in The New Yorker, July 27, 1992
    • "Bad Boy Walking", Originally published in The New Yorker, February 14, 1994
    • "WLUV", Reprinted in The Barcelona Review, July–August 2003


  • Garrison Keillor, Katrina Kenison, eds. (1998). "Glory Goes and Gets Some". The Best American Short Stories. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 978-0-395-87514-8.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)


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