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Writers' series features award-winning author Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique, right, an award winning fiction author, will speak Feb. 28 as part of the Department of English Visiting Writers Series.

Yanique will be available for a question-and-answer session at 4 p.m. in the Language Building, Room 316

A reading and book signing will be at 8 p.m. in the University Union, Silver Eagle Suite.

Yanique is the author of How to Escape from a Leper Colony, published by Graywolf Press.

Her writing won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, the Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize and an Academy of American Poet's Prize. She also was a Fulbright Scholar.

Yanique has been listed by the The Boston Globe as one of 16 cultural figures to watch, and by the National Book Foundation as one of 5 Under 35, a list announcing the next generation of fiction writers.

Her writing has been published in Best African American Fiction, The Wall Street Journal, American Short Fiction and other places. 

Yanique is a native of the Virgin Islands and is a professor in the MFA program at the New School in New York City.


Posted on: Fri 22 February 2013

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