A. Van Jordanis the author of Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (Tia Chucha Press); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (W.W. Norton & Co), which was awarded an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by The London Times (TLS); and Quantum Lyrics, (W.W. Norton & Co). Jordan was also awarded a Whiting Writers Award and a Pushcart Prize. He is a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a United States Artists Williams Fellowship. He is a Professor in the Dept. of English at the University of Michigan, and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. The Cineaste, his fourth book, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Co. in 2013.