Daphne Palasi Andreades is a writer from Queens, NY. Her fiction appears in Joyland, Kenyon Review, Kweli Journal, and other publications. She is a recent graduate of the MFA Fiction program at Columbia University, 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, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, where she won the 2018 Voices of Color Prize. Her writing often explores diaspora, immigration, and the far-reaching effects of colonialism and imperialism. She is at work on a short story collection and a novel.
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.”