The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.
We The Animals by Justin Torres is among five nominees in the category, “Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author.” The awards will be announced on February 17.
Read Raphaëlle Leyris’ review on LeMonde.fr here.
From the Facebook event page:
“We the Animals is a dark jewel of a book. It’s heartbreaking. It’s beautiful. It resembles no other book I’ve read. We should all be grateful for Justin Torres, a brilliant, ferocious new voice.”
MAGNET BOOK CLUB is back and in 2012 we are bringing in your favorite local queer authors to answer your burning questions, drink wine with us, and sign some books!
January’s selection, ‘We the Animals,’ is one of the best books of the year. After a brief discussion starting at 7:30pm, we will welcome author Justin Torres at 8pm to get his one-of-a-kind insight on his “blistering” debut.
Magnet Book Club selections are now available at Books, Inc. in the Castro for 15% off.
More info here.
Read Justin Torres’ piece, “Immerse Yourself In An Innocent, Ill-Fated Love,” about Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley here.
In 2009, United States Artists awarded Justin the USA Rolón Fellowship. In 2010, USA Program Director Amada Cruz talked to Justin about his experience waiting tables at Bread Loaf during the summer of 2007.
Read the interview here.
Read Justin’s 2009 Fellowship announcement here.
More about Bread Loaf here.