Justin Torres

Winner, 2023 National Book Awards
Honoree, 2012 5 Under 35

Justin Torres is the author of We the Animals, which won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, was translated into 15 languages, and was adapted into a feature film. He was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University, and a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library.
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Blackouts

ISBN 9780374293574 Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers

Out in the desert in a place called the Palace, a young man tends to a dying soul, someone he once knew briefly, but who has haunted the edges of his life. Juan Gay--playful raconteur, child lost and found and lost, guardian of the institutionalized--has a project to pass along to this new narrator. More about this book >

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We the Animals

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ISBN 9780547576725 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Written in magical language with unforgettable images, this is a stunning exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up, how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds, and how we are ultimately propelled at escape velocity toward our futures. More about this book >

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2012 5 Under 35 Panel Discussion (part 2 of 2)


2012 5 Under 35 Panel Discussion (part 1 of 2)


Justin Torres and Jessica Hagedorn at the 2012 5 Under 35 Celebration


Justin Torres hosts the 2013 NBA Finalists Reading

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Justin Torres

Justin Torres is the author of We the Animals, which won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, was translated into 15 languages, and was adapted into a feature film. He was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University, and a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, Tin House, and The Washington Post. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

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