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Wells Tower is an American writer of short stories and non-fiction. He was born in Vancouver in 1973. He received a B.A. in anthropology and sociology from Wesleyan University and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Columbia University [1]. He is the recipient of The Paris Review Discovery Prize, a Pushcart Prize and a Henfield Foundation award. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and owns a house in North Carolina. [2] Farrar, Straus and Giroux published Tower's first short story collection, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned in 2009. [3] Significantly, the book was reviewed twice in the New York Times, by both Edmund White and Michiko Kakutani. Kakutani picked it as one of her ten best books of 2009. [1] It is a finalist for The Story Prize.

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  1. ^ Neyfakh, Leon (2009). "Wells Tower, Fiction Writer, Is Looking For Joy". The New York Observer. Retrieved on 2009-03-28
  2. ^ Baron, Zach (2009). "Spring Guide: Wells Tower Offers a Strange Way to Squeeze a Day". The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2009-03-28.
  3. ^ White, Edmund (2009). "Review of Everything Ravaged Everything Burned". The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-03-28


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