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Daphne Palasi Andreades

AL Major

Daphne Palasi Andreades (she/her) is the author of the debut novel, BROWN GIRLS. In the U.S., BROWN GIRLS was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, an Indie Next Pick by booksellers across the country, and was a finalist for several awards: the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the New American Voices Award, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Daphne is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Fiction program, and is the recipient of an O.Henry Prize and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her fiction often explores diaspora, immigration, family, and hybrid identities; her work also embraces formal innovation, experimentation, and draws from disciplines such as poetry, history, visual art, and more. She is at work on several projects, including her second novel. She lives in New York City.