Tiphanie Yanique is from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The author of the story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, she is a 2010 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winner and was named by the National Book Foundation as one of 2011’s “5 Under 35.” She was awarded the 2015 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for her debut novel, Land of Love and Drowning. Tiphanie teaches at the New School and lives in Brooklyn and St. Thomas.
An epic saga covering six decades and three generations of a family that is set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands and draws upon the author’s own family history.
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