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USA | 2010, 2011
Wells Tower is the author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, a collection of short fiction. He is currently a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. He was shortlisted in the Premio 2011. Tower is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, the 2002 Plimpton (Discovery) Prize from The Paris Review, and a Henfield Foundation Award. Tower’s first short story collection, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned was published in 2009. Michiko Kakutani picked it as one of her ten best books of 2009. It was also a finalist for The Story Prize. In June, 2010, Tower was named as one of The New Yorker magazine’s “20 under 40″ luminary fiction writers. On June 10, 2010, he was presented with the Tenth Annual New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, a $10,000 prize for an American writer under 40. His work was selected for the Best American Short Stories 2010 He is currently a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.