Greg Olear

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Greg Olear
BornNovember 13, 1972
Madison, New Jersey

Greg Olear (born November 13, 1972) is an American novelist, journalist, and author. His novels are noted for their dark humor and frequent references to pop culture.[1] His journalism includes political commentary and investigation; in 2018 he published the book Dirty Rubles: An Introduction to Trump/Russia.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Madison, New Jersey,[2] Olear attended Georgetown University. He is half Italian, his grandmother having emigrated from a town located on the side of a volcano near Naples in Campania, southern Italy.


Olear taught creative writing at Manhattanville College.

He is a founding editor of The Weeklings, an online arts & culture magazine.

He was the senior editor of Brad Listi's online literary magazine The Nervous Breakdown.[3] His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post,, The Rumpus, The Millions, Chronogram, and Hudson Valley.

The French-language edition of Totally Killer was published in 2011 by Editions Gallmeister, and has received favorable notices in L'Express and Rolling Stone.[4]

Personal life[edit]

A former longtime resident of New York City, he now lives in New Paltz, New York with his family.



  • Totally Killer (2009)
  • Fathermucker (2011)


  • Dirty Rubles: An Introduction to Trump/Russia (2018)


  1. ^ Pyburn, Anne (2009-09-28). "Book Reviews: Totally Killer and The Principle of Ultimate Indivisibility". Chronogram. Retrieved 2009-12-02. Archived 31 July 2012
  2. ^ La Gorce, Tammy (2009-11-18). "Book by New Jersey Authors". New Jersey Monthly. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
  3. ^ Kellogg, Carolyn (2009-12-02). "The Nervous Breakdown: matchmaking writers and readers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  4. ^ Dupuis, Jerome (2011-04-28). "Totally Killer de Greg Olear". L'Express. Retrieved 2011-04-28.

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