The Harman Writing Fellow Program

Justin Torres

Spring 2014 Writing Fellow












Justin Torres was the inagural writing fellow in the spring of 2014. Author of the acclaimed novel We the Animals, Torres conducted a writing workshop on Thursday, April 10, 2014, during Baruch club hours, and was blown away by the talented student writers that the college has to offer. 















Torres is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. He was the recipient of a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House and Glimmer Train. Among many other things, he has worked as a farmhand, a dog walker, a creative writing teacher and a bookseller;  a 2013 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, he is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He has taught at Columbia University, Lesley University's Low Residency MFA Program, the 92nd Street Y, and currently teaches at The Writers' Foundry MFA Program at St. Joseph's College.


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