Episode 6: Tiphanie Yanique Reads “The Special World” from The Georgia Review

In this episode, Tiphanie Yanique reads her story “The Special World” from the Winter 2019 issue of The Georgia Review.


Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the poetry collection Wife, which won the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean poetry and the United Kingdom’s 2016 Forward/Felix Dennis Prize for a First Collection. She is also the author of the novel Land of Love and Drowning, which won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award. She is also the author of a collection of stories How to Escape from a Leper Colony, which won a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honor. Tiphanie is from the Virgin Islands and teaches at Emory University.


The Georgia Review is the literary-cultural journal published out of the University of Georgia since 1947. While it began with a regional commitment, its scope has grown to include readers and writers throughout the U.S. and the world, who are brought together through the print journal as well as live programming. Convinced that communities thrive when built on dialogue that honors the difference between any two interlocutors, we publish imaginative work that challenges us to reconsider any line, distinction, or thought in danger of becoming too rigid or neat, so that our readers can continue the conversations in their own lives.

Author photo by Debbie Grossman; Issue cover art is a detail of a mixed media work called “SHE” by Michi Meko.