C.J. Box

Living & Writing in Mountain Time

We're delighted to join with Jackson Hole Writer's Conference in presenting an evening with Wyoming native and bestselling author C.J. Box. This free, non-ticketed event promises to be well-attended, so plan on arriving early at the Center Theatre.

I’m Wyoming born and bred. I grew up in Casper hunting, fishing, and doing normal boy things – provided normal involve alcohol, tobacco, and firearms, that is – but I had a dirty little secret: I read books.C.J. Box

About C. J. Box

C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 21 novels including the Joe Pickett series. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. He was recently awarded the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Literature by the National Cowboy Museum. The novels have been translated into 27 languages. Open Season, Blue Heaven, Nowhere To Run, and The Highway have been optioned for film and television. Over ten million copies of his novels have been sold in the U.S. alone.

C. J. Box, by the book:

What was your first writing job?
I was a reporter for a small weekly newspaper in Wyoming. My first book “Open Season” was hatched during that time.

Name some of your favorite authors:
Thomas McGuane
Ken Bruen
Cormac McCarthy
Elmore Leonard
Joseph Heller
Dennis Lehane
Annie Proulx
Tom Wolfe
James Lee Burke
Donna Leon
Richard Russo
Harper Lee
Ivan Doig
Farley Mowat
Wallace Stegner
Edmund Morris
John Sandford

Which five people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner?
Theodore Roosevelt
Joseph Heller
Raymond Chandler
Winston Churchill
Bill Pickett