April Bernard and Justin Torres
Writers Reading—Summer 2018
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | April Bernard and Justin Torres will read as part of the Writers Reading Series.
April Bernard is a poet, novelist, and essayist. Brawl & Jag, her fifth collection of poems, has just been published by W.W. Norton. Miss Fuller, a novel, came out in 2012. Her previous books of poems are Romanticism, Swan Electric, Psalms, and Blackbird Bye Bye. Bernard is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and other journals. She has received a Guggenheim and a Whitney Humanities Center fellowship. Educated at Harvard University, she worked in book and magazine publishing in New York City and has taught widely. She is a professor of English and the director of creative writing at Skidmore College.
Justin Torres’ first novel We the Animals, a national best seller, has been translated into fifteen languages and is currently being adapted into a feature film. He has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt, and other publications, as well as non-fiction pieces in publications like The Guardian and The Advocate. He has been the recipient of a grant from the National Endownment for the Arts, a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Recently, he served as Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig.