Justin Torres with Valerie Russo

Monday, September 19, 7:30 PM
Blogger/Author Pairings:
Justin Torres discusses his novel We The Animals with blogger Valerie Russo of Literanista
Introduction by Ron Hogan of Beatrice.com

Former New York bookseller Justin Torres has been taking the literary world by storm with his fiercely powerful debut novel of the intense love and idiosyncrasies of family life. A first person narrative of three growing brothers and their volatile and passionate parents, the book is also a coming-of-age story in which personal identity – cultural, ethnic, sexual – wars with the overwhelming demands of family. Justin discusses his work with blogger Valerie Russo, creator of Literanista, where she writes about multicultural books, new media, and social issues. The event is hosted by series curator Ron Hogan, creator of the seminal literary blog Beatrice.com.


Event date: 

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton Street
11217 Brooklyn