Educator, attorney, writer. Born– Mar. 4, 1881 in Clifton, Tenn. Parents– Christopher Columbus and Amelia Annie (Waits) Stribling. Married– Louella Anna W. Kloss on Aug. 6, 1930. Education– attended Normal School, Florence, Ala.; B.A. 1903; University of Alabama, LL.B., 1905.  Editor, Clifton News, 1900-02; Taught at Tuscaloosa, AL, High school, 1903-04;  practiced law in Florence, 1906-07; employed by Taylor-Trotwood Magazine in Nashville, 1907-08. WWI, worked as stenographer at Aviation Bureau, Washington.   After 1908 traveled widely and wrote full time;  instructor in novel writing at Columbia University, 1936 and 1940. Received Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for The Store.   Awarded honorary LL.D. by Oglethorpe University in 1936. Died July 10, 1965.


Contemporary Authors online; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4; Eckley, Wilton, T.S.Stribling; Twayne’s United States Authors Series nol 255.


Backwater. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1930.

Best Dr. Poggioli Detective Stories. New York; Dover, 1975.

Birthright. New York; The Century Co., 1922.

Bright Metal. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1928.

Clues of the Caribees; Being Certain Criminal Investigations of Henry Poggioli, Ph.D. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1929.

The Cruise of the Dry Dock. Chicago; Reilly & Britton, 1917.

East Is East. New York; L. Harper Allen, 1928.

Fombombo. New York; The Century Co., 1923.

The Forge. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1934.

Red Sand. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1924.

The Sound Wagon. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1932.

The Store. New York; Literary Guild, 1932.

Strange Moon. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1929.

Teeftallow. New York; Doubleday, Page, 1926.

These Bars of Flesh. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1926.

Unfinished Cathedral. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1934.