Tiphanie Yanique

Fulbright - British Virgin Islands Scholar Award at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC)

Tiphanie Yanique will be the inaugural Fulbright Scholar to the BVI, working within the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College. She will teach a decolonial and environmental studies literature course and a fiction workshop.  She 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 Award and is a finalist for the Townsend Prize.  She 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, the novel, Land of Love and Drowning, which won the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award, the Phillis Wheatley Award, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award.  In the BVI she will be researching for her collection of essays on how the Black body stays safe in the outside world.  Tiphanie’s family, which includes her three small children, will be outdoors whenever possible.