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Justin Torres's debut novel, We the Animals, won the 2012 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and was a finalist for both a 2012 Indies Choice Book Award and an NAACP Image Award. Of his novel, Marilynne Robinson writes: "In language brilliant, poised and pure, We the Animals tells about family love as it is felt when it is frustrated or betrayed or made to stand in the place of too many other needed things, about how precious it becomes in these extremes, about the terrible sense of loss when it fails under duress, and the joy and dread of realizing that there really is no end to it." A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop and the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, Torres was most recently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Tin House, Granata and The New Yorker.