Wells Tower first caught my attention in McSweeney’s 23 with "Retreat", a story about brothers in Maine who go moose hunting together, an endeavor that I now never wish upon myself or anybody I know. His first book, a collection of short stories called Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, came out earlier this month and has been getting wildly positive reviews. He has knack for turning human suffering into deadpan hilarity and though I haven’t yet read the book, I'm pretty excited. Below is an animated short based on the title story and if you’re still unsure about this guy, you can read an excerpt from the same story here.