Justin Torres

We The Animals

"A miracle in concentrated pages—you are going to read it again and again." — Dorothy Allison

JUSTIN TORRES has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt, and other publications, as well as non-fiction pieces in publications like The Guardian and The Advocate. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and most recently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. The National Book Foundation named him one of 2012's 5 Under 35. He has been the recipient of a grant from the National Endownment for the Arts, a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. He has taught at Columbia University, Lesley University's Low Residency MFA Program, the 92nd Street Y, and currently teaches at The Writers' Foundry MFA Program at St. Joseph's College.

Justin is a 2014-2015 Cullman Center Fellow at The New York Public Library.


He lives in Brooklyn.
Photo Credit | Winni Wintermeyer

Photo Credit | Winni Wintermeyer