Greg Olear

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Greg Olear
Born November 13, 1972
Madison, New Jersey
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Genre Literary Fiction

Greg Olear (born November 13, 1972) is an American writer and the author of two novels: Fathermucker, a Los Angeles Times bestseller,[1] and Totally Killer, which was being developed for television by Bret Easton Ellis. His work is noted for its dark humor and frequent references to pop culture.[2]


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 at The Huffington Post,, The Rumpus, The Millions, Chronogram, and Hudson Valley Magazine.

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]


Born in Madison, New Jersey,[5] he attended Georgetown University, where he studied with theatre professor Donn B. Murphy. He taught creative writing at Manhattanville College, along with Jonathan Tropper. A longtime resident of New York City, he now lives in New Paltz, New York with his family.


  • Totally Killer (2009)
  • Fathermucker (2011)


  1. ^ "L.A. Times Bestsellers". Los Angeles Times. 2011-11-27. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  2. ^ Pyburn, Anne (2009-09-28). "Book Reviews: Totally Killer and The Principle of Ultimate Indivisibility". Chronogram. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  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. 
  5. ^ La Gorce, Tammy (2009-11-18). "Book by New Jersey Authors". New Jersey Monthly. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 

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