Daphne Palasi Andreades (she/her) is the author of the debut novel, BROWN GIRLS, which published in the U.S. on January 4th, 2022, with Random House, and in the UK and Commonwealth (India, Australia, South Africa, and more) with Fourth Estate, as well as in France with Les Escales. In the U.S., BROWN GIRLS was chosen as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a finalist for the New American Voices Award, and an Indie Next Pick by booksellers across the country. BROWN GIRLS was assigned to incoming freshman at The City University of New York (CUNY), and has been taught in high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level classes. Internationally, BROWN GIRLS is forthcoming in Germany.
Daphne is a graduate of The City University of New York—Baruch College and Columbia University’s MFA Fiction program, where she was awarded a Henfield Prize and a Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship. She is the recipient of an O.Henry Prize, and 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, 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, short stories, and other works. She lives in New York City.
Pronounced: “Daf-nee | Puh-lah-see | An-dree-ay-diss”