Justin Torres

Justin Torres’s debut novel, We The Animals (released in September, 2011), has released a firestorm of critical praise. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, Tin House, Glimmer Train, and other publications. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is a recipient of the Rolón United States Artist Fellowship in Literature, and is now a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. He has worked as a farmhand, a dog-walker, a creative writing teacher, and a bookseller, and grew up in upstate New York. Now he has captured the hearts and minds of America’s most important journals:

…a strobe light of a story…I wanted more of Torres’s haunting word-torn world…New York Times Book Review

Justin Torres’ debut novel is a welterweight champ of a book. It’s short but it’s also taut, elegant, lean — and it delivers a knockout.
NPR’s Weekend Edition

Torres is precisely the kind of young talent, our namesake, Nobel Laureate William Faulkner, would have applauded: a fiercely talented writer, bravely experimenting with form, not unlike the master himself.

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