Yanique, Tiphanie

Tiphanie Yanique
MFA, Creative Writing, University of Houston
Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, University of Houston
Assistant Professor of Writing, Creative Writing Program

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Areas of Expertise:
Fiction writing, poetry, social justice and literature, creative writing pedagogy, Caribbean literature, and Virgin Islands culture.
Tiphanie Yanique was born and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. In 2000, she was awarded a dual-country Fulbright to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, where she studied Caribbean literature, women’s studies, and creative writing. Ms. Yanique is the author of the short fiction collection How to Escape from a Leper Colony. Her writing has won the Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Bocas Caribbean Literature Prize in Fiction, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. In 2010, Ms. Yanique was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35, a list of promising young fiction writers.
Courses Taught:
    • Creative Writing Workshop
    • Big Books, Small Islands: Literature Seminar
Recent Publications:
Novel forthcoming from Riverhead Books, 2012
How to Escape from a Leper Colony (Graywolf Press, 2010)
Stories, essays, and poems published in Transition Magazine, the London Magazine, American Short Fiction, Salt Hill, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology.

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