Emily Schultz

Emily Schultz is an American-Canadian author and blogger.

Schultz was born and raised in Wallaceburg, Ontario. In the mid-1990s she studied English Literature at the University of Windsor. The events of her fourth novel, Men Walking on Water, take place at the Windsor-Detroit border during the prohibition era.

In 2002 Schultz published Black Coffee Night, a Danuta Gleed nominated collection of short stories. From that collection, “The Value of X” was adapted into an episode of the Emily SchultzShowtime series Bliss. In 2005 Schultz published her debut novel, Joyland, a story of adolescent discovery set in a small Ontario town during the summer of 1984. In 2014, due to the publication of Stephen King‘s novel of the same name, the ebook version of Schultz‘s novel received an increase in sales due to readers mistaking her work for King‘s. Schultz responded to this by creating a humour blog titled Spending the Stephen King Money. Schultz published her debut book of poetry, Songs for the Dancing Chicken, in 2007. The book was nominated for the Trillium Book Award. In 2009 Schultz released her second novel, Heaven Is Small, a satirical novel based on her experience as a proof-reader for Harlequin. The novel was nominated for the Trillium Book Award. The same year, she co-founded the literary website Joyland: A hub for short fiction. Contributors to the site have included such notable authors as Jonathan Lethem and Michael Turner. Her third novel, The Blondes, was published in 2015. The novel was critically acclaimed and was listed as a Book of the Year by Kirkus, NPR, and BookPage. Schultz’s fourth novel, Men Walking on Water was published in 2017.


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Wallaceburg’s Emily Schultz discusses “The Blondes’.” Sydenham Current. Jun. 19, 2015. Web. Accessed Feb. 12, 2018.

Wigod, Rebecca. “The survival of canlit.” The Vancouver Writers Fest. Oct. 21, 2012. Web. Accessed Feb. 12, 2018.