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Authors Justin Torres and Marie Myung-Ok Lee—reading and conversing with Ellis Avery

Past Series, The Writing Lives Series

dateFebruary 12, 2013 timeTuesday, 6:15pm EST location The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium, Columbia University
  • Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated

Justin Torres, a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, is the author of the highly-acclaimed novel We the Animals, winner of the 2012 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the 2012 Fred R. Brown Literary Award. The Oprah Magazine called We the Animals “…a novel so honest, poetic, and tough that it makes you reexamine what it means to love and hurt."

Marie Myung-Ok Lee, writer in residence at Brown University, is a frequent contributor to the Atlantic, Slate, Salon, The New York Times, and The Guardian and the author of the novel, Somebody's Daughter.

Both authors, who write about the American immigrant experience, will discuss their work with the novelist Ellis Avery, author, most recently, of The Last Nude.