Eryk Pruitt

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. In 2015, he was a finalist for the Derringer Award for his short story “Knockout.”. His third novel, What We Reckon, has been nominated for the prestigious Anthony Award and can be found on bookshelves across the country. He is the writer and producer of The Long Dance, the eight-part true crime podcast detailing the investigation into North Carolina’s Valentine’s Murders of 1971.  His short fiction will be collected for the first time this October in the upcoming publication from Polis Books, Townies and Other Stories of Southern Mischief. A full list of credits can be found at


  • Book trailer for Eryk Pruitt\'s second novel HASHTAG. Filmed in Durham. Starring Michael Howard and Hanna Brown

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