September 15

The University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington

October 7

Pen Faulkner Gala, Washington, DC

How to Escape from a Leper Colony

How to Escape from a Leper Colony
“I can’t remember a debut that was quite so assured. . . . stories full of violence and sexuality. Plus it’s funny, too. Are you listening, Oprah?” THE BOSTON GLOBE, “16 up-and-comers who might make it big in 2010” AVAILABLE MARCH 2, 2010 Click on the book cover to buy the book.

Reviews of How to Escape a Leper Colony

O, The Oprah Magazine
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Boston Globe

"The effects of colonialism throb in Yanique's debut collection...Yanique penetrates the perils and pleasures of lives lived outside resort walls."
- Publisher's Weekly

"With turns to the wild, clever and magical that seem at once fantastic and inevitable, Tiphanie Yanique has crafted a beautiful collection of short and not-so-short fiction. This is an exciting new voice"
Percival Everett

"Tiphanie Yanique is a writer to watch. Although How to Escape from a Leper Colony is her debut, she writes with the wisdom and confidence of an old soul. The title story alone is worth of the price of admission, but each of the stories contained in this girgeous collection is clear-eyed, honest while still zinging with emotion. Tiphanie Yanique is blessed with an electric imagination, an expansive heart, and an unflinching gaze. I can't wait to see what she does next"
- Tayari Jones