Tiphanie Yanique is the author of How to Escape from a Leper Colony. She is the winner of a Pushcart Prize, the Kore Press Fiction Prize, The Academy of American Poets Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship in writing, the Rona Jaffe Prize, the Boston Review Fiction Prize and the fiction award for Caribbean writing from BOCAS. Her fiction, poetry or essays can be found in the Best African American Fiction, Transition Magazine, American Short Fiction, The London Magazine, Prism International, Callaloo, and other journals and anthologies. Tiphanie is a professor of creative writing in the MFA and Riggio Honors programs at the New School in Manhattan. She is from the Virgin Islands and lives most of the year in Brooklyn.
To read more about Tiphanie’s work, visit her website http://www.tiphanieyanique.com/