Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the novel Land of Love and Drowning, the story collection How to Escape from a Leper Colony, and the poetry collection Wife. Land of Love and Drowning, published by Riverhead/Penguin,won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 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. It also was a 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist and a finalist for the Orion Award in Environmental Literature. How to Escape from a Leper Colony, published by Graywolf Press, earned her a listing as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 and was a 2011 Legacy Award nominee. Wife, published by Peepal Tree Press, won the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and the United Kingdom’s 2016 Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a first Collection. Yanique is an associate professor in the MFA program at the New School in New York City.