Eryk Pruitt is a screenwriter, author and filmmaker living in Durham, NC with his wife Lana and cat Busey. His short films FOODIE and LIYANA, ON COMMAND have won several awards at film festivals across the US. His short fiction appears in The Avalon Literary Review, Pulp Modern, Thuglit, and Great Jones Street, to name a few. In 2015, he was a finalist for the Derringer Award for his short story “Knockout.”. His novels Dirtbags and Hashtag are being re-released by Polis Books this summer, in anticipation of his third novel, What We Reckon, due on October 10, 2017. He is the host of the Noir at the Bar series in Durham. A full list of credits can be found at erykpruitt.com.