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Schochet Lecture: Justin Torres Reading and Q&A

Date: 02/15/2013

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Arthur Upson Room (Room 102) Walter Library

Cost: Free


Please join us Friday, February 15th at 4:00pm for a reading and Q&A with rising literary star Justin Torres. The gay son of a Puerto Rican father and white mother, Justin's debut novel 'We The Animals' mirrors his own biography and offers a fresh take on the timeworn coming-of-age story.

Justin Torres was raised in upstate New York. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s, Tin House, and Glimmer Train. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he was the recipient of a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. His debut novel, We The Animals, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September 2011. Justin recently received a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Award, and is currently a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

For more information about Justin Torres, visit: http://www.justin-torres.com/.

For his short story, "Reverting to a Wild State," published in The New Yorker, visit: http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2011/08/01/110801fi_fiction_torres.


  • Name: Matthew Antonio Bosch
  • E-mail: bosch046@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-8519
  • Sponsored by: GLBTA Programs Office, English

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact: Frankie Jader, GLBTA Programs Office, bfjader@umn.edu, 612-625-0537.

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