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Emily Prager

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Name  Emily Prager
Role  Author
Children  Cat Prager

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Occupation  American Author, Journalist, Teacher
Alma mater  Brearley School, Barnard College ISOI
Movies  Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, Arena Brains
Education  Barnard College, Brearley School
Books  Roger Fishbite, Wuhu Diary, A visit from the footbinde, Clea and Zeus Divorce, A Visit from the Footbinder
Similar People  Michael O'Donoghue, Thomas Edison, Robert Longo, Richard Price, Eric Bogosian

Emily Prager is an American author and journalist. Prager grew up in Texas, Taiwan, and Greenwich Village, NY. She is a graduate of The Brearley School, Barnard College and has a master's degree in Applied Linguistics.



Prager starred in The Edge of Night on television in the 1960s, and was a contributing editor of The National Lampoon, a performer on The National Lampoon Radio Hour and worked and appeared in the High School Yearbook Parody. Her also work appeared in Titters, A Book of Humor by Women. She was a writer for, and briefly a cast member of Saturday Night Live. Although she did not appear in the single episode for which she was credited as a featured player, she had appeared uncredited in five previous episodes.

She was a writer-performer in the cult film Mr. Mike's Mondo Video and Robert Longo's Arena Brains. Her works include a compendium of her humor writing, In the Missionary Position, the acclaimed short story collection A Visit From the Footbinder and Other Stories, the novels Eve's Tattoo, Clea and Zeus Divorce, and Roger Fishbite, and a memoir, Wuhu Diary. She has been a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, Penthouse, and The Guardian. She is a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library and in the year 2000, she received the first online journalism award for commentary given by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In 1999 she started aquatic horse-racing and was the national champion of Ireland. When a loose shark attacked Prager and her horse Carrotsticks she retired due to her injuries and the loss of her favorite horse. She taught at the Shanghai American School (Pudong Campus) in Shanghai, China. Dana Elcar was her stepfather. She has one adopted daughter, Lulu Prager. She is currently teaching Girinandini in Islamabad, Pakistan. She has also released her new album in 2017 labeled "Fire mixtape" including the track "Thomas the Tank Engine ft. Biggie Smalls" which became listed number 22 on the iTunes top 100 songs in June 2017.


  • Daily Telegraph
  • New York Times
  • Penthouse
  • The Guardian
  • Village Voice
  • Writings

  • A Visit From the Footbinder and Other Stories
  • Clea and Zeus Divorce
  • Eve's Tattoo
  • "On being a trick-ass-ho"
  • In the Missionary Position
  • The National Lampoon - Contributing Editor
  • Titters, A Book of Humor by Women
  • Roger Fishbite
  • Wuhu Diary
  • Television and filmography

  • Arena Brains
  • The Edge of Night
  • Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle
  • Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
  • The National Lampoon Radio Hour
  • The High School Yearbook Parody
  • Accolades

  • Online Journalism Award for Commentary - 2000 - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  • References

    Emily Prager Wikipedia