Torres will host a public reading and signing in Sanborn Library, April 19, 4:30 p.m. and a public screening of the movie in Loew Auditorium, Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Torres's novel We the Animals has been translated into fifteen languages and was recently adapted into a film. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for five Indpendent Spirit Awards. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford Univeristy, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library. The National Book Foundation named him one of the 2012's 5 under 35. He was a recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, He lives in Los Angeles, where he is an Assistant Professor of English at UCLA.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.