CJ Hribal

Wisconsin, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012


C.J. Hribal is the author of the novel The Company Car, which received the Anne Powers Book Award, and the novel American Beauty.  He’s also the author of the short fiction collections Matty’s Heart and The Clouds in Memphis, which won the AWP Award for Short Fiction, and he edited The Boundaries of Twilight: Czecho-Slovak Writing from the New World. He has held Fellowships from the NEA, the Bush, and from the Guggenheim Foundations, and has twice won the Sternig Award for Short Fiction.  He is the Louise Edna Goeden Professor of English at Marquette University, and is a member of the fiction faculty at the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.


Website: www.cjhribal.com

Twitter Username: @CJHribal


  • The Company Car , Random House (2005)
  • The Clouds in Memphis , University of Massachusetts Press (2000)
  • American Beauty , Simon and Schuster (1987)
  • Matty's Heart , New Rivers Press (1984)


  • Guggenheim Fellowship(2004)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellow(1987)
  • AWP Award for Short Fiction(2000)
  • Anne Powers Book Award(2006)


  • The Louise Edna Goeden Professor of English at Marquette Univerity


  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Syracuse University (May 1982)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Poetry