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Feb. 25: Coming-of-age, diversity novelist to read, talk

torresPULLMAN, Wash. – Justin Torres, whose 2012 debut novel “We the Animals” follows three half-Puerto Rican brothers who “tear their way through childhood” in Brooklyn, will read and answer questions at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Museum of Art at Washington State University.

His coming-of-age story is a series of 19 short vignettes — “a strobe light of a story, its flash set on slow, producing before our eyes lurid and poetic snapshots that start with the narrator and his two brothers as needy children,” according to one review in the New York Times. The novel won the Indies Choice Book Award.

Torres was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford and a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.

The event is part of the English department’s visiting writer series. Learn more at https://news.wsu.edu/announcement/acclaimed-writer-read-answer-questions/.

 

 

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