Tyriek White

Honoree, 2024 5 Under 35

Tyriek White is a writer, musician, and educator from Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of the novel, We Are a Haunting, which won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was longlisted for the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize.
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We Are a Haunting

book cover for Tyriek White's, We Are a Haunting
ISBN 9781662601712 Astra House / Astra Publishing House

Going back to the '80s, we see Key's life consisting of nightclubs and enchantment. While training as a doula, she discovers that for her, the dead are much closer than expected and learns how to speak both to and for them, forming a connection between passed and living family members. After her death, Colly soon discovers that he shares the same sacred gift his mother had. More about this book >

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Tyriek White

Tyriek White is a writer, musician, and educator from Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of the novel, We Are a Haunting, which won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was longlisted for the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize. He has received fellowships from Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, New York State Writer’s Institute, and Key West Literary Seminar, among other honors. He is currently the media director of Lampblack Literary Foundation, which seeks to provide mutual aid and various resources to Black writers across the diaspora. He holds a degree in Creative Writing & Africana Studies from Pitzer College and most recently earned an MFA from the University of Mississippi.

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