Tiphanie Yanique is another impactful voice writing about the Caribbean. BookPage listed her as one of the 14 Women to watch out for in 2014. Her writing, which includes the 2010 short story collection How to Escape from a Leper Colony, has been much celebrated. Tiphanie has been listed by the Boston Globe as one of the sixteen cultural figures to watch out for. She’s won a Fulbright scholarship and was selected by the National Book Foundation as one of their 5 Under 35. Tiphanie’s work has been published in Best African American Fiction, The Wall Street Journal, American Short Fiction and more.
Tiphanie grew up in St. Thomas. Both her mother and grandmother were librarians in the Virgin Islands. Tiphanie is now an assistant professor in the MFA and Honors programs at the New School in New York City. She and her family split their time between Brooklyn and St. Thomas.
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