Tiphanie Yanique’s short story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, will be published by Graywolf Press in March 2010.  Stories from the collection have won a Pushcart Prize, the Boston Review Prize in Fiction, the Kore Press Fiction Award and have been featured in Best African American Fiction for 2009.

Describing Tiphanie’s writing Danzy Senna says it “drew me in with its odd, dreamy locale and fresh language” and called it “haunting and nuanced work”. Tiphanie’s stories have also been published globally, including in Callaloo, Transition Magazine, American Short Fiction, the London Magazine and Fiddlehead. Tayari Jones calls her, “One of my favorite emerging writers.”

Tiphanie Yanique is an Associate Editor with Post No Ills and Assistant Professor in Creative Writing and Caribbean Literature at Drew University.  She taught with WITS for three years while she did her graduate work at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

[photo of Tiphanie Yanique by Bill Cardoni]

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