Hillary Jordan

Hillary  Jordan

Hillary Jordan is the author of the novels Mudbound (2008) and When She Woke (2011), as well as the digital short Aftermirth. Mudbound won the Bellwether Prize for Socially Conscious Fiction in 2006, and the American Library Association's Alex Award in 2009. It won the NAIBA Fiction Novel of the Year award in 2008 and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize in 2010. It was selected one of the Top Ten Debut Novels of the Decade by Paste magazine. Mudbound has been translated into French, Italian, Serbian, Swedish, and Norwegian, and a film adaptation will be released in the fall of 2017. When She Woke was a finalist for the 2012 Lambda Literary Prize and was long-listed for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It has been translated into complex characters in French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Chinese.

Jordan graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in English and Columbia University with an MA in Creative Writing. She was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma, before settling in Brooklyn, New York.

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