blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Justin Torres

   from We The Animals
   We Wanted More

   First Novelist Reading Loop

Justin Torres’s debut novel, We the Animals (Houghton Mifflin, 2011), was the winner of the 2012 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Tin House, and Glimmer Train. He received a 2012 National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Award, and was the recipient of a 2010–2012 Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford and a 2009 Rol√≥n Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists. Torres is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.  end

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