Greg Ames

Fiction Writer

New York, NY

Author's Bio

Greg Ames is the author of Buffalo Lockjaw, a novel that won a NAIBA Book of the Year Award, and Funeral Platter, a collection of twenty short stories, including "Benefactor" and "Funeral Platter," which were featured on Selected Shorts at Symphony Space. Buffalo Lockjaw and Funeral Platter were both selected for inclusion in The Believer's annual reader survey of the year's best fiction. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Southern Review, McSweeney's, The Sun, Catapult, and North American Review, among many others. His short fiction has been cited for distinction in Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize anthology. He is an associate professor of English at Colgate University and can be reached at games@colgate.edu.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Best American Nonrequired Reading (Houghton Mifflin, 2007)
Books:
Funeral Platter (Arcade, 2017)
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Buffalo Lockjaw (Hyperion Books, 2009)
Journals:
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McSweeney's
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Open City
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Opium Magazine
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Other Voices
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Pindeldyboz
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Swink
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thieves jargon
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Unsaid
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Yankee Pot Roast
Prizes won: 

NAIBA Book of the Year Award and voted #1 in The Believer's reader survey

More Information

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Last update: Oct 14, 2021