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Cabell award winner gets nod from National Book Foundation

October 1, 2012

Author of "We the Animals" and recipient of the 2012 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Justin Torres has been named to the career-kick starting 5 Under 35 list by the National Book Foundation. The foundation awards the National Book Awards.

Torres will be on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus Nov. 8 for a reading, book signing, Q&A and sessions with students. 

The following week, on Monday, Nov. 12 at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the National Book Foundation will kick off National Book Awards Week with a party for this year's 5 Under 35 authors. Host for the evening will be musician Neko Case, with poet and photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis as DJ. Author Anya Ulinich, a 2007 5 Under 35 Honoree, will moderate a conversation between the young writers. Musician and author Alina Simone will interview all of the authors at the event, to be shared in clips on the foundation's website. The 5 Under 35 program, now in its seventh year, honors five young fiction writers selected by past National Book Award Winners and Finalists.  

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