Eryk Pruitt
storyteller

Dirtbags a novel by Eryk Pruitt

My name is Eryk Pruitt and I am a screenwriter, author and filmmaker living in Durham, NC with my wife Lana and my cat Busey.

In 2012 I wrote and produced the short film “FOODIE” which went on to win awards at film festivals across the country. Since then, I have written several others, including KEEPSAKE and LIYANA, ON COMMAND, both scheduled to enter festivals in 2015. My short fiction has appeared in The Avalon Literary Review, Thuglit, Pulp Modern, Zymbol, among others. In 2014, my fiction was nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. My debut novel DIRTBAGS is available now, and my follow-up novel HASHTAG will be published by 280 Steps in May 2015.

If there's one thing I want to do, it's tell a good story. Horror, noir, suspense…Film, stage, page…To me, all that matters is the story. I'll tell you one at the bar over a bourbon or in a packed movie house during a film festival. Life is short; in the end, all that remains are the stories.