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
Website
www.justin-torres.com

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]

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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