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I Am the Virgin Islands Hardcover – December 14, 2012
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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About the Author
Tiphanie Yanique is the author of How to Escape from a Leper Colony and recipient of the 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Foundation Award for her new novel Land of Love and Drowning (Riverhead Books, 2014). She is the winner of a Pushcart Prize, the Kore Press Fiction Prize, The Academy of American Poets Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship in writing, the Rona Jaffe Prize, the Boston Review Fiction Prize and the fiction award for Caribbean writing from BOCAS. Her fiction, poetry or essays can be found in the Best African American Fiction, Transition Magazine, American Short Fiction, The London Magazine, Prism International, Callaloo, and other journals and anthologies. Tiphanie is a professor of creative writing in the MFA and Riggio Honors programs at the New School in Manhattan. She is from the Virgin Islands and lives most of the year in Brooklyn.