Daphne Palasi Andreades is the author of the debut novel, BROWN GIRLS, forthcoming from Random House. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Fiction program, where she was awarded the 2018 Henfield Prize and a Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship. Her work has received support from numerous institutions including the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, where she won the 2018 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.