Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Wells Tower is the most talked-about new story writer to emerge on the literary scene. This conversation focuses on the weird details he uses to illuminate a mostly conventional narrative arc. He talks about how he reins himself back from instinctive extremes in order to write a smoother, more readable story.
Banner image: Wells Tower reading at The Happy Ending Series at Joe's Pub in New York City on May 6.
Photo: © Gillian Crosson