Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine. Her newest novel, Little Threats, is forthcoming from GP Putnam's Sons  for Summer 2020. Her 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 was produced as a scripted podcast starring Madeline Zima (Twin Peaks), Helen Hong (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Rob Belushi (How I Met Your Mother). It was created by her and Brian J Davis and executive produced by Duncan Birmingham (IFC's Maron).

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

Direct contact: emilyannschultz@gmail.com

Literary agent: Ryan D Harbage

 ryan@fischerharbage.com

Fischer-Harbage Agency

Film/TV Manager

heroiccollective@gmail.com

Photo credit: Sara Maria Salamone

PRAISE FOR LITTLE THREATS

“Emily Schultz’s Little Threats is a complex, powerful, emotionally wrenching thriller with a deceptively simple premise: what if you agreed to serve 15 years in prison for a murder you have no memory of committing? Intense, twisty, and compelling—once you begin reading, you won’t be able to stop!” 

– Karen Dionne, author of the #1 internationally bestselling The Marsh King's Daughter

 

“At its heart, Little Threats is a devastating and elegiac novel about teenage friendships, sexuality, drug use, and ultimately betrayal. Emily Schultz is unflinching in revealing the way prison isn't merely a place, but a feeling that can haunt a girl who grew into a woman behind bars. Freedom isn't absolution, and the answers are as painful as the questions in this heart-stopping, powerful story.”
– Bryn Greenwood, the author of The Reckless Oath We Made and All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Little Threats hooked me from the first line. A gripping, haunting story about family, memory, and most of all, grief—this book is difficult to put down, and more difficult to stop thinking about.”  

– Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse

PRAISE FOR THE BLONDES

The Blondes is scary and deeply, bitingly funny — a satire about gender that kept me reading until 4 in the morning — and a fine addition to the all-too-small genre of feminist horror.” NPR (Also a Great Reads 2015 selection)

The Blondes is intelligent, mesmerizing, and fearless. An entirely original and beautifully twisted satire with a heart of darkness.” Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

“A nail-biter that is equal parts suspense, science fiction, and a funny, dark sendup of the stranglehold of gender.” Kirkus Reviews , Best Books of 2015

“Funny, horrific, and frighteningly realistic, Schultz’s second novel is a must read.” The Library Journal (starred)

“[A] ferociously clever, exceedingly well written variation on the pandemic novel…This canny, suspenseful, acidly observant satire cradles an intimate, poignant, and hilarious story of one lonely, stoic, young mother-to-be caught up in surreal and terrifying situations.” Booklist (starred)

“This frighteningly realistic nail-biter is as acidly funny as it is twisted.” People Magazine

“Schultz spins an eerie tale with perspective into our cultural attitudes about beauty.” Entertainment Weekly

“Skin-crawling, Cronenbergian satire.” Rue Morgue

"Corrosively humorous commentary on social, sexual and cross-border politics." —Toronto Star
 

​“Emily Schultz balances biting humor and thrilling suspense in a complex story.” Us Weekly

"The Blondes [aims] to be both a realist narrative about loneliness, insecurities and maternal anxieties and a fantastical, not quite allegorical tale of a semi-apocalypse. It’s a testament to author Emily Schultz’s immense gifts with tone, detail and the crafting of a compelling first-person voice that this novel is never less than engaging even when this balance begins to feel absurd." National Post

“A wild and smart look at cultural theory, gender roles, and societal expectations.” LongReads
 

“A campy, King-inspired nightmare sure to satisfy the scream queens in the audience…”  Bustle

The Blondes by Emily Schultz gives a twisted meaning to the phrase ‘blondes have more fun.’ I giggled and shivered.” Minnesota Journal Sentinel 

“With a lively sense of danger … and an absurdist but compelling feminist premise, the book has the enviable qualities of a smart page-turner.“ Flavorwire

"A hybrid novel, at the crossroads of the history of zombies, a nightmare scenario and the story of an adulterous liaison gone wrong, Blondes is bathed in light humor and self mockery." Christian Desmeules, Le Devoir

Contact

Direct: emilyannschultz@gmail.com

Literary agent: Ryan D Harbage

 ryan@fischerharbage.com

Fischer-Harbage Agency

Film/TV Manager

heroiccollective@gmail.com