This event is free and open to the public.
Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the short story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, the picture book I Am the Virgin Islands, and the novel Land of Love and Drowning. She has also had publications in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and more.
BookPage listed her as one of the 14 Women to watch out for in 2014. Her writing has won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, and an Academy of American Poet’s Prize.
Yanique grew up in the Hospital Ground/Round da Field neighborhood of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. She graduated from All Saints Cathedral School and the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra program. She is now an assistant professor in the MFA and Riggio Honors programs at the New School in New York City.
This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information.