Winter With the Writers

Hillary Jordan

Book and film--Hillary Jordan’s novel Mudbound is the basis for the 2017 period drama film of the same title directed by Dee Rees, with a script written by Virgil Williams.

Hillary Jordan: Reading, On-Stage Interview, and Signing

Event Details

January 31, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Film screening of Mudbound at The Enzian Theater
Watch Movie Trailer

Tickets are free and can be obtained starting in January 2018 in the Department of English office on the first floor of Carnegie Hall. Contact Jessica McKown for more information.

Master Class:  February 1, 2018 at 4 p.m., SunTrust Auditorium.

Reading: February 1, 2018 at  7:30 p.m., Bush Auditorium.

Speaker Bio

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Hillary Jordan is the author of the novels Mudbound (2008) and When She Woke (2011), as well as the digital short "Aftermirth," all published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

When She Woke was long-listed for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a 2012 Lamda Literary Award finalist. It has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese complex characters.

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 its film version is a 2017 period drama directed by Dee Rees, with a script written by Virgil Williams . It stars Carey MulliganGarrett HedlundJason ClarkeJason Mitchell and Mary J. Blige. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017.