In Drifting, her debut collection of interlinking stories, Katia Ulysse follows the private lives of four secretiva Haitian families whose hopes for distant success are constantly challenged by the hard realities of the immigrant journey. Ulysse, a native of Haiti, lives in Baltimore. Her stores have appeared in Haiti Noir, Brassage, and other anthologies.
Tiphanie Yanique's debut novel, Land of Love and Drowning, chronicles three generations of the Bradshaw family in the Virgin Islands: stories of magic and lust, unknown connections and hidden mysteries, family legacies, an island world undergoing historical changes. Yanique is the author of the story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony and a 2010 Rona Jafffe Writers' Award winner.