Salem State Writers Series: Tiphanie Yanique

Salem State Writers Series: Tiphanie Yanique

The Salem State Writers Series invites noted authors of short stories, biography, poetry, memoir and essays to share their work at free readings throughout the academic year. These events also include annual student and faculty readings.
All Writers Series events are free and open to the public.

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the novel, Monster in the Middle, which was published in 2021 and on numerous best of the year lists.  Monster in the Middle was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards and is a finalist for the Townsend Prize.  

Tiphanie is also the author of the poetry collection, Wife, which won the Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and the United Kingdom’s Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a First Collection, the novel, Land of Love and Drowning, which won the 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. 

Land of Love and Drowning was also a finalist for the Orion Award in Environmental Literature and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. She is 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 and the Bocas Prize in Fiction. 

Photo credit: Debbie Grossman


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