Caribbean Writers Series: An Academic Lecture Series Event
Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:50–3:30 p.m. (Common Hour)
Queens Campus | D’Angelo Center, Room 128
An Island Can Be a World with TIPHANIE YANIQUE (St. Thomas/New York), Author of Wife and Land of Love and Drowning
Currently a professor at The New School, Yanique’s works are widely acclaimed. Wife recently was awarded the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry and is being considered for the overall OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Land of Love and Drowning won the Center for Fiction’s 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Orion Award in Environmental Literature, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the OCM Bocas Prize. Yanique’s first work, How to Escape from a Leper Colony (2010), was the inaugural winner of the OCM Bocas Prize for Fiction and won her a listing as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” Yanique will read from her latest works and participate in a question and answer session. Her books will be available for purchase and signing following the reading.
See flyer for more info: M1-10646 Caribbean Writers Flyer