Emily Carter (born December 1960 in New York City) is an American writer. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Story, Gathering of the Tribes, Between C & D, Artforum, Open City, Great River Review, and Poz.
Carter attended high school at the Robert Louis Stevenson School "for Gifted Underachievers" in New York City, and college at New York University.
Carter is the daughter of noted feminist writer Anne Roiphe and the sister of writer Katie Roiphe. 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.
- 1996 McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship for Writers Grant
- 1998 The Loft Literary Center Grant
- 2001 Whiting Award for Fiction
- Glory Goes and Gets Some. Coffee House Press. 2000. ISBN 978-1-56689-101-1.
- Garrison Keillor, Katrina Kenison, eds. (1998). "Glory Goes and Gets Some". The Best American Short Stories. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 978-0-395-87514-8.
- "A word with the writer: Emily Carter", Collected Stories, 2000
- "Tales of the City": Emily Carter interviewed by Claude Peck. "POZ Magazine," August 1998
- "An Encyclopedia of Little Abominations": Emily Carter interview featured on cover of City Pages, Minneapolis, August 30, 2000
- Profile at The Whiting Foundation