James Hamilton Hibbard is a Northern California-based writer of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. His fiction and nonfiction are represented by Kevin Pocklington of The North Literary Agency. His book, THE ART OF CYCLING: Philosophy, Meaning, and a Life on Two Wheels, was recently acquired by Quercus/ Hachette and is slated for publication in the winter of 2020.
James’ screenwriting has been optioned for production and recognized by The Austin Film Festival, The PAGE Screenwriting Awards, The Cinequest Film Festival, ScreenCraft, and The International Screenwriters’ Association.
James has reviewed fiction for the respected literary magazine Ploughshares, and in 2017 was selected to be part of the Tin House Writer's Workshop. His writing has appeared in journals including Aporia, Otherwise, Noetic, and Aethlon. He is currently working to complete his first novel as well as a non-fiction project on the philosophy of sport.
A former UCI professional road cyclist and member of the United States National Team, James has written extensively on the sport of cycling including a regular column for cyclingnews.com, and his introduction appears in the most recent U.S. edition of Paul Kimmage's seminal book on doping in cycling—Rough Ride (Random House/ Yellow Jersey Press).
A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz who worked on his Ph.D in philosophy at DePaul University, James currently lives in Santa Cruz County and has taught English at San Jose State University and humanities at U.C. Santa Cruz.