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Hillary Jordan

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Full Name: Hillary Jordan
Born: September 23, 1963
Dallas, Texas


Hillary Jordan received her BA in English and Political Science from Wellesley College and spent fifteen years working as an advertising copywriter before starting to write fiction. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.

Her first novel, MUDBOUND, was published in 2008 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, HarperCollins Canada and Random House UK. It won the 2006 Bellwether Prize,and a 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association. Her second novel, WHEN SHE WOKE, was published in 2011 by Algonquin and HarperCollins Canada and in 2012 by HarperCollins UK. It was long-listed for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a 2012 Lamda Literary Award finalist.

When she's not writing, Hillary gives talks at colleges, literary festivals and community libraries, and teaches the occasional workshop. Hillary grew up in Dallas, TX and Muskogee, OK. She lives in Brooklyn.

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