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The Writing Lives Series: Authors Justin Torres and Marie Myung-Ok Leereading and conversing with Ellis Avery

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium

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.