Wells Tower





Wells Tower

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born
in Vancouver, Canada
April 14, 1973

gender
male


About this author

Wells Tower’s short stories and journalism have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, The Washington Post Magazine, and elsewhere. He received two Pushcart Prizes and the Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review. In 2010 he was named as one of The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 brightest young writing talents.
He divides his time between Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Brooklyn, New York.


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“With fiction, there’s no reason why everything you write shouldn’t be amazing. Nobody’s stopping you from making up better stuff.”
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“He'd tell me love was like the chicken pox, a thing to get through early because it could really kill you in your later years.”
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“If you were an animal, what would you be?" I wrote, "A bumblebee trying to fuck a marble.”
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