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Steve Hely

Steve Hely is an American writer.

Hely has written for the television shows Late Show with David Letterman (receiving an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Comedy Show), Last Call with Carson Daly, where he also served as an associate producer, American Dad, 30 Rock, and The Office.[1][2]

Hely has also authored or co-authored two books. The Ridiculous Race, written with Vali Chandrasekaran and published in 2008 by Macmillan, chronicled a real-life race around the world between Hely and Chandrasekaran. Each set off from Los Angeles in opposite directions, with only one rule: "No airplanes."[1] In 2009, Grove/Atlantic published Hely's debut novel, How I Became A Famous Novelist.[3] Hely subsequently won the 2010 Thurber Prize for American Humor for the novel.[4]

Hely attended the Roxbury Latin School and Harvard University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, Hely served two terms as president of the Harvard Lampoon.[1]

Television appearances

Hely has appeared onscreen in select episodes of 30 Rock and The Office. He appeared as a poster-collecting bachelor named Jerem in the 30 Rock episode "Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter". Additionally, he appeared as a flautist and shirtless bohemian in The Office episode "Gettysburg".


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  2. ^ imbd
  3. ^ GroveAtlantic
  4. ^ Thurber House

External links

  • Author Blog "End of Books"
  • April Fool's Joke on Galleycat
  • "The World’s Foremost Consultant on the Future of Publishing" article on The Rumpus
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