Tiphanie Yanique, Assistant Professor of Writing at The New School, has been awarded the 2015 Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for her debut novel, Land of Love & Drowning. The prize is given annually to a young writer of considerable literary talent.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Awards will be presented in New York in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. The literature prizes, totaling $250,000, honor both established and emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The Academy’s 250 members nominate candidates, and a rotating committee of writers selects winners. This year’s committee members were John Guare, Philip Levine, Mark Strand, Joy Williams, and Charles Wright.