Tiphanie Yanique

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Tiphanie Yanique is a writer from the US Virgin Islands. She is the author of How to Escape from a Leper Colony, 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.


More resources:

Click here to buy How to Escape from a Leper Colony.

Read about Tiphanie Yanique at the Bocas Lit Fest 2011.

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

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

Watch youtube videos of Tiphanie Yanique reading and discussing her work.

Visit Tiphanie Yanique’s website.

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  1. Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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