Justin Torres

We The Animals

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

Finalist for the PEN Center fiction award
A Legend in His Own Time Award for First Fiction
#30 NYT extended list first week (09/18/11); #26 (w/o 9/25/11); #34 (w/o 10/9/2011)
Los Angeles Times bestseller #6 (10/9/2011)
San Francisco Chronicle bestseller #5 (9/19/2011)
Boston Globe bestseller #10 (10/2/2011); #7 (9/19/2011); #6 (9/26/2011) #14 Indie Bestseller list (09/8/11)
#14 Pacific Northwest Booksellers List (9/4/2011); #10 (9/11/2011)
#7 So Cal Indie Booksellers List (9/4/2011); #5 (9/25/2011)
SIBA #15 (9/4/2011)
MPIBA #11 (9/4/2011), #13 (11/4/2011)
NCIBA #10 (9/4/2011), #14 (10/9/2011)
NEIBA #12 (10/7/2011), #13 (9/11/2011)
NAIBA #8 (9/11/2011); #15 (10/2/2011); #10 (10/9/2011)
B&N Discover Great New Writers Fall 2011
Lambda Literary 23 Highly Anticipated Books of 2011
Dzanc Books 10 Anticipated Books of 2011
Lambda Literary 6 Highly Anticipated Books
Indie Next Pick for September 2011
Vanity Fair Hot Type
18 Books to Watch for in September--O Magazine
The Best Book You'll Read This Fall—Esquire
Amazon Best Books of September 2011
Amazon Best Books of 2011 (#14)
Amazon Best Books of 2001, Debut Fiction (#4)
Amazon Top 100 Kindle Books 2011
Amazon Top 100 Print Books 2011
FridayReads Best Reads: 7/29: #21; 8/5: #11; 8/19: 29
SF Weekly What to Read This Fall
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of the Year
Kirkus Best Fiction of 2011
Salon, Sexiest Men 2011
Salon, Best Books of 2011, honorable mention

Band of Thebes: The Best LGBT Books of 2011: 92 Authors Select Their Favorites [selected by Peter Gadol and Rahul Mehta]
NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List (#14, four weeks)
NPR Top 5 Book Club Picks of 2011

Nylon Magazine Best Book of 2011
CultureMob Best Novels of 2011
Time Out New York Best Books of 2011
Next Magazine Top Books of 2011
Flavorwire Best Debut Novels of 2011
Philadelphia Post Blog Must List of 2011
LatinoStories.com Top 10 Latino Authors to Watch 2012
43rd NAACP Image Awards nominee for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author

Apple iTunes Rewind, Favorite Downloads of the Year Blackstone Audio, Best of 2011, Top 10
Tin House, Our Favorite Debuts
Huffington Post, Novel of the Year

The Millions, "A Year in Reading"
The Nervous Breakdown, Best Books 2011
Houston Chronicle, Best Brief Books of 2011
San Francisco Chronicle, Best Books of 2011
New York Daily News, Best Under-the-Radar Books 2011
Sirius/XM's Radio West, Holiday Book Show
McCarty's Musings, Best Book of 2011
Tony's Book World, Top Ten List of Fiction 2011
Books on the Nightstand, Favorites of 2011
Steve Reads, Best Books of 2011, Fiction
Stuff Hipsters Hate, Handy Hipster Gift Guide
Book Soup, Staff Gift Recommendations
The TK Review, Best of List 2011
The Bygone Bureau, Best Books 2011
DBC Reads, Best Books 2011
The Philly Post, My Must List of 2011
ReadRed, My Year's Best
The OF Blog, 25 Most Notable 2011 Books (#1)
Vaguely Borgesian, 25 Most Notable of 2011 (#1)
Caribou's Mom, The Short List of Fiction 2011
RoofBeamReader, Best Book in 2011
JMWW, 7 Best of 2011
Christopher Purdy, Favorites of 2011
Odyssey Books First Edition Club
Crawford-Doyle First Editions Club
Good Reads, Movers & Shakers
ALA 2012 Notable Books List
Winner 2012 Indie Choice Adult Debut Honor Award
Publishing Triangle Edmund White Debut Novel Award Finalist
Winner 2012 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award
Interviewed on The Diane Rehm Show and NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon and in the New Yorker blog, Wall Street Journal, and Entertainment Weekly Shelf Life

Winner 2012 Fred R. Brown Literary Award, University of Pittshburgh Longlisted for 2013 IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award
Sigma Tau Delta 2014 Common Reader