Tiphanie Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the poetry collection Wife, which won the 2016 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in the poetry category and the 2016 Forward Prize for First Collection. Tiphanie is also the author of the novel Land of Love and Drowning, which won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award for Fiction, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, and was listed by NPR as one of the Best Books of 2014. It was also a finalist for both the Orion Book Award in Fiction and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, won her a listing as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” She has won a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Fulbright scholarship, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Tiphanie is from the Virgin Islands and is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University.