Cel­e­brate Jew­ish Book Month with #30days30authors! In hon­or of the 90th anniver­sary of Fan­ny Gold­stein’s trib­ute to Jew­ish books in the West End’s branch of the Boston Pub­lic Library, Jew­ish Book Coun­cil invit­ed 30 lead­ing authors, one for each day of the month, to answer a few ques­tions.

Daniel Tor­day is the author of the nov­el The Last Flight of Poxl West. The book was reviewed on the cov­er of the New York Times Book Review, and in the dai­ly Times, Michiko Kaku­tani said the nov­el announces Tor­day’s emer­gence as a writer deserv­ing of atten­tion.” Esquire Mag­a­zine called Poxl’s end­ing the best 149 words pub­lished this year.” Tor­day’s novel­la, The Sen­su­al­ist, won the 2012 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award for debut fic­tion. He is the Direc­tor of Cre­ative Writ­ing at Bryn Mawr Col­lege.

Daniel Tor­day is the author of The 12th Com­mand­mentThe Last Flight of Poxl West, and Boomer1. A two-time win­ner of the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award for fic­tion and the Sami Rohr Choice Prize, Torday’s sto­ries and essays have appeared in Tin House, The Paris Review, The Keny­on Review, and n+1, and have been hon­ored by the Best Amer­i­can Short Sto­ries and Best Amer­i­can Essays series. Tor­day is a Pro­fes­sor of Cre­ative Writ­ing at Bryn Mawr College.