Tiphanie Yanique | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Tiphanie Yanique

    Assistant Professor

    MFA in Creative Writing with a certificate in Women’s Studies

     Professor Tiphanie Yanique is the author of How to Escape from a Leper Colony, published by Graywolf Press. She is a professor in the MFA School of Writing at the New School.

    Courses Taught

    Creative writing workshops with a focus on craft and content. Literature seminars with a focus on literature of religion, place and voice.

    Recent Publications

    Professor Yanique has been published in Best African American Fiction, American Short Fiction, Transition Magazine, Cream City Review, The Wall Street Journal, and other places.

    Research Interests

    Writing of fiction, poetry, and the narrative essay. Literature of the Caribbean, India and Africa.

    Professional Affiliations

    Professor Yanique serves as a trustee on the All Saints Cathedral School Board (St.Thomas, Virgin Islands) and on the advisory council of Teachers & Writers Collaborative (New York, New York).

    Awards and Honors

    Professor Yanique’s writing has won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship and an Academy of American Poet's Prize. She has been listed by the Boston Globe as one of the sixteen cultural figures to watch out for and by the National Book Foundation as one of the 2010 5 Under 35, a list announcing the next generation of fiction writers.