Hillary Jordan

Hillary Jordan

Hillary Jordan is the author of the novels Mudbound (2008) and When She Woke (2011) and the digital short “Aftermirth” (2012), all published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.  The two novels have been translated into fifteen languages. Mudbound won multiple awards, including the Bellwether Prize for socially conscious fiction. The film adaptation made its world premiere at Sundance in January 2017 and was nominated for four Academy Awards.


Hillary has a BA from Wellesley College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, along with half the writers in America.



Hillary Jordan on Her First Bear Encounter

The forest around us teemed with mysterious life: the rustlings and chitterings, queries and flirtations of unseen creatures. Some of them, B. warned us, might be bears, drawn by the scent of our...