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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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Visit her website.

Click here to buy her books.

Read Boston Globe‘s review of Land of Love and Drowning.

Read the Huffington Post‘s review of Land of Love and Drowning.

Read “How to Escape from a Leper Colony” in The Boston Review.

Read The Caribbean Review of Books‘s review of How to Escape from a Leper Colony.

Watch “Land of Love and Drowning Excerpt“.

Watch Tiphanie Yanique at the 2014 Library of Congress Book Festival.