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 2006 Bellwether Prize, founded by Barbara Kingsolver to recognize socially conscious fiction, and a 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association. It was the 2008 NAIBA Fiction Book of the Year and was long-listed for the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Paste
magazine named it one of the Top Ten Debut Novels of the Decade. Mudbound
has been translated into French, Italian, Serbian, Swedish, and Norwegian, and the film version is forthcoming in fall 2017. When She Woke
was long-listed for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a 2012 Lambda Literary Award finalist. It has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Chinese complex characters.
Jordan has a BA from Wellesley College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, and Muskogee, Oklahoma, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.