Justin Torres

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Justin Torres
Justin Torres - All in the Family.jpg
Justin Torres at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2012
Born 1980 (age 36–37)
New York City
Occupation Novelist, writer
Nationality American, Puerto Rican

Justin Torres (born 1980) is an American novelist. In 2012 the National Book Foundation named him a 5 under 35 honoree.

Early life[edit]

Justin Torres was born to a father of Puerto Rican descent and a mother of Italian and Irish descent. He has a 2010-2012 Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University.[dead link][1]


His first novel, We the Animals (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011),[2] won an Indies Choice Book Awards (Adult Debut Honor Award) and was also a Publishing Triangle Award finalist and a NAACP Image Award nominee (Outstanding Literary Work, Debut Author).[3] In the summer of 2016, Torres was the Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig's Institute for American Studies in Leipzig, Germany.[4]

A movie version of 'We The Animals' is slated to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017.[5]

Torres was also chosen by Salon.com as one of the sexiest men of 2011.[6]


  1. ^ "Stanford Creative Writing Program". Stanford.edu. Archived from the original on November 13, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  2. ^ Salvatore, Joseph (2011-09-23). "We the Animals — By Justin Torres — Book Review". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study Harvard University Fellows: Justin Torres" Harvard.edu. Retrieved 10-07-13.
  4. ^ American Studies Leipzig (March 7, 2016). "Next Picador Professor Justin Torres". Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  5. ^ http://filmmakermagazine.com/101134-the-50-most-anticipated-american-films-of-2017/#.WIDFA1MrLRZ
  6. ^ "Salon’s Sexiest Men of 2011 | Slide Show". Salon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 

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