• Tiphanie Yanique, Novelist, Poet, Essayist and Short Story Writer

    Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the novel, Monster in the Middle, which was selected as a US Library of Congress Great Read for 2023.  Her most recent book is a poetry and art book called Portal, published in a limited edition to celebrate 175 years of US Virgin Islands Emancipation. Tiphanie is also the author of the poetry collection, Wife, which won the Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and the United Kingdom’s Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a First Collection, the novel, Land of Love and Drowning, which won the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award.  Land of Love and Drowning was also a finalist for the Orion Award in Environmental Literature and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award.  She is the author of a collection of stories, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, which won her a listing as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5Under35 and the Bocas Prize in Fiction.  Her writing has won the Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, an Academy of American Poet’s Prize and two Fulbright Scholarships. Prof. Yanique is also an outspoken activist on behalf of the Caribbean, having appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, and published an op-ed in The New York Times on the US response to hurricanes in the Caribbean. Prof. Yanique is a member of the Virgin Islands Studies Collective, a group of activists, academics and artists who do decolonial work in and about archives.  


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