Wells Tower

Wells Tower

Author's Bio

Wells Tower's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Outside, The Paris Review, McSweeney's, The Washington Post Magazine and elsewhere. The recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, and the Plimpton Discovery Prize from The Paris Review, Tower is the author of "Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned," a collection of short fiction to be published in March 2009 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He lives in North Carolina.

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