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Skidmore College
English Department

HrbekGreg Hrbek

Distinguished Writer-in-Residence

B.A., Vassar College
M.F.A.,  Iowa

Office: Palamountain 310
Phone: (518) 580-8398

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Fiction Writing
  • Film 

Courses Taught:

  • EN 281: Intro to Fiction Writing
  • EN 311: Recent Fiction
  • EN 363: Fiction into Film
  • EN 377: Reading for Writers
  • EN 380: Fiction Workshop


  • The Hindenburg Crashes Nightly, a novel (Bard/Avon, 1999)
  • Short fiction:  Harper's MagazineSalmagundiIdaho ReviewBlack Warrior Review, "Conjunctions" 
  • "Bereavement" in The 2007 Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories(Del Sol Press, 2007)
  • "Sagittarius" in The Best American Short Stories 2009(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009)
  • Destroy All Monsters, stories (U of Nebraska Press, 2011)
  • Not on Fire, but Burning, a novel (Melville House, 2015)


  • Alfred Hodder Fellowship (Princeton University)
  • US-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship (Japan-United States Friendship Commission/National Endowment for the Arts)