Torres will receive the award at the VCU Cabell First Novelist Festival at Virginia Commonwealth University on Nov. 8. He was one of three finalists for the prize, now in its eleventh year. The other finalists were Alexi Zentner for "Touch" and Peter Mountford for "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism."
Published in August 2011 by Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt, "We the Animals" is narrated by the youngest sibling in a
voice that is both compelling and urgent and prose that is brutally
honest and beautifully poetic. Composed in short, disjointed chapters,
the novel swiftly moves through six years in the tumultuous childhood of
the three brothers as they claw their way toward adulthood. More