Tiphanie Yanique is a fiction writer from the US Virgin Islands. She is the author of Land of Love and Drowning (2014), I am the Virgin Islands (2012), How to Escape from a Leper Colony (2010), a novella and short stories, which was shortlisted for the Bocas Literature Prize 2011. She is the winner of several literary prizes including a Pushcart Prize, the Kore Press Fiction Prize, The Academy of American Poets Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship in writing, the Boston Review Fiction Prize, and the 2010 Rona Jaffe Prize in Fiction. Her writing is published widely in several journals and anthologies. She is a professor of Creative Writing and Caribbean Literature at Drew University.
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