Daphne Palasi Andreades is a writer from Queens, NY. She is a third-year MFA Fiction candidate at Columbia University, where she was awarded the 2018 Henfield Prize. She has received fellowships and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, where she won 1st Place for the 2018 Voices of Color Prize. Her work often explores diaspora, immigration, and the far-reaching effects of colonialism and imperialism. She is at work on a short story collection and several novellas.
May 2019: An excerpt of my novella, Brown Girls, was selected from 400+ entries and awarded winner of the Kenyon Review‘s 2019 Short Fiction Contest, judged by one of my favorite authors, Mia Alvar. Alvar wrote, “The lives of young women of color from Queens, New York leap off these pages through a collective voice that feels at once frank and poetic, unexpected yet warmly familiar…With every stirring image and tight, musical turn of phrase, this story charmed, often surprised, and deeply moved me.”