Greg Ames & Emily Schultz

November 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Greg Ames is the author of Funeral Platter and Buffalo Lockjaw, a novel that won a NAIBA Book of the Year Award. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, Catapult, Southern Review, North American Review, and The Sun. He splits his time between Brooklyn and Hamilton, New York, where he is an associate professor at Colgate University.

“Funeral Platter is a wonderful, witty collection of very funny and unusual short stories.  Its singular characters, truly inventive premises, and manic, propulsive prose make for breakneck reading. Yet, without you knowing how it happened, these stories become genuinely insightful about our darkest secret: our loneliness.” Dana Spiotta

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine, host of the podcast Truth & Fiction, and creator of the blog Spending the Stephen King Money. Her new novel, Men Walking on Water, released with Knopf Canada in 2017. Schultz’s novel, The Blondes, released in the U.S. with St. Martin’s Press and Picador, in France with Editions Asphalte, and in Canada with Doubleday. It was named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR and Kirkus. The Blondes is in development with AMC’s Shudder for series. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Slate, Evergreen Review, Vice, Today’s Parent, Hazlitt, and Prairie Schooner. She lives in Brooklyn where she is a producer with the indie media company Heroic Collective.

Her previous novels include Joyland, which Flare Magazine called “a Reagan-era Ice Storm,” and Heaven is Small
, which was nominated for the Trillium Prize. 

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


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