The Office of Faculty Affairs celebrates CJ Hribal (English Department) for winning the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction for his story “Do I Look Sick to You? (Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient).” The story, which chronicles how cancer affects intimacy, was chosen by Ha Jin and was published by theBellevue Literary Review, along with an interview in which Hribal discusses the story’s origins and the process of writing it. To read the story, click on this link: and to read the interview, click here: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel also ran a feature about story and how it was written.

Hribal is known for work that employs dark humor that can also express deep emotion. In addition to this story, Hribal has published two novels (The Company Car won the Anne Powers Book Award) and two short-story collections (The Clouds in Memphis won the AWP Award for Short Fiction), as well as numerous stories and essays. He has received both a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work.

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