- November 02, 2010
- 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
- Cultural Events
- Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center, Salem College
Hillary Jordan’s debut novel, Mudbound, received the 2006 Bellwether Prize for Fiction, a prize founded by Barbara Kingsolver to reward books of conscience, social responsibility, and literary merit, as well as the 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association. Released to instant critical acclaim, Mudbound was the NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association) Fiction Book of the Year, a Borders Original Voices selection, a Book Sense pick, and one of twelve New Voices of 2008 chosen by Waterstone’s UK. It was called a “powerful firestorm of a first novel” by Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and Publishers Weekly wrote that Mudbound “carries echoes of As I Lay Dying, hailing the book as “a superbly rendered depiction of the fury and terror wrought by racism.”
Ms. Jordan grew up in Texas and Oklahoma. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, and a BA in English and Political Science from Wellesley College. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including StoryQuarterly and The Carolina Quarterly. She lives in Tivoli, NY.
Free and open to the public.
After the lecture there will be a book signing and refreshments.
Sponsored by the Committee on Cultural Events.