Seth Greenland's new novel, The Hazards of Good Fortune, will be published by Europa Editions in 2018. He is the author of four other novels. His first, The Bones, was published by Bloomsbury in 2005. The Los Angeles Times pronounced it “A remarkable debut” and the San Francisco Chronicle called it “savagely funny.” The Washington Post declared, “Greenland has serious skills.”
His second novel, Shining City, was published by Bloomsbury in 2008. The Washington Post named it a Best Book Of The Year. Publishers Weekly deemed it “Uproarious.” Warner Brothers optioned the novel and it remains in active development.
The Angry Buddhist was published in 2011 by Europa Editions. The Los Angeles Times described it as “a wild entertainment as well as a novel about the way we live now that dares to dance with the profound.” In her New York Times review, Janet Maslin called it “A fine, high-end beach read for this election season.” It was optioned by Showtime for development as a television series.
I Regret Everything was Greenland’s fourth novel. Published by Europa Editions in 2015, the New York Times pronounced it "affecting and funny." Film rights have been sold.
In addition to his work as a novelist, Greenland is a playwright and screenwriter. His play, Jungle Rot, won the Kennedy Center/American Express Fund For New American Plays Award and the American Theater Critics Association Award. Anthologized in Best American Plays, it was published by Dramatists Play Service. His other produced plays include Jerusalem, Red Memories, and Girls In Movies.
Greenland’s television credits include a two-year stint as a writer-producer on the Emmy-nominated HBO series Big Love. He recently executive produced the film No Pay, Nudity that stars Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane and Frances Conroy.
Born in New York City, Greenland currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the author Susan Kaiser Greenland.