Daphne Palasi Andreades‘s debut novel, and her second, untitled novel, are forthcoming from Random House in the U.S. and Fourth Estate Books in the UK. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Fiction program, where she was awarded a Henfield Prize and a Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship. She has received scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, where she won the Voices of Color Prize, and other honors. Her fiction often explores diaspora, immigration, and the far-reaching effects of colonialism and imperialism. She lives in New York City.