Tiphanie Yanique is a novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. Her poetry collection, Wife, won the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and the UK’s Forward/Felix Dennis Prize. Her novel, Land of Love and Drowning, won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from The Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award. It was listed by NPR as one of the Best Books of 2014. She’s also the author of the short story collection How to Escape from a Leper Colony, which won her a listing as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5Under35. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Best African American Fiction, and the Best American Short Stories. Her latest novel, Monster in the Middle, published in October 2021. Tiphanie is from the Virgin Islands. She lives now with her family in Atlanta, where she is a tenured associate professor at Emory University.
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