Emily Schultz (born 1974) is an American fiction writer raised in Canada and now living in Brooklyn, New York.
Life and career
During an onstage interview 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. and was included in a Globe and Mail round table discussion with Sheila Heti titled "Tomorrow's Ondaatjes and Munros."
In 2014 a glitch on Amazon caused customers to buy her novel Joyland by mistake, believing they were purchasing a novel by Stephen King with the same title. Schultz chronicled her experiences on a Tumblr called Spending the Stephen King Money.
Schultz is the co-founder of the literary website Joyland: A hub for short fiction.
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