Reading & Signing with Tiphanie Yanique

Join award-winning poet and fiction writer Tiphanie Yanique at BookBar for a reading and signing of her new poetry collection, Wife, winner of Forward Prize's Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection.

About the Book:

Courageous in its honesty and breadth of position and attitude, Wife is an investigation of story– the languages we use to tell stories and what those languages reveal about power, history, and tenderness.” ARACELIS GIRMAY, AUTHOR OF KINGDOM ANAMALIA

About the Author:

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the poetry collection, Wife, which won the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and the United Kingdom’s 2016 Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a First Collection. Tiphanie is also the author of the novel, Land of Love and Drowning, which won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, and was listed by NPR as one of the Best Book of 2014. Land of Love and Drowning was also a finalist for the Orion Award in Environmental Literature and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award.  She is also the author of a collection of stories, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, which won her a listing as one of the National Book Foundation's 5Under35.  Her writing has also won the Bocas Award for Caribbean Fiction, the 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 her writing has been published in the New York Times, Best African American Fiction, The Wall Street Journal, American Short Fiction and other places.  Tiphanie is from the Virgin Islands and is an associate professor at Wesleyan University. 

Event date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Wife Cover Image
ISBN: 9781845232948
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Published: Peepal Tree Press Ltd. - November 1st, 2015

How to Escape from a Leper Colony: A Novella and Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555975500
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 2nd, 2010

Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633812
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 21st, 2015