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 nov­el The Last Flight of Poxl West, a New York Times Book Review Edi­tor’s Choice, and an Inter­na­tion­al Dublin Lit­er­ary Award nom­i­nee. Tor­day’s work has appeared in The New York Times, NPR, The Paris Review Dai­ly and Tin House, and has been hon­ored in both the Best Amer­i­can Short Sto­ries and Best Amer­i­can Essays series. He was longlist­ed for the 2020 Simpson/​Joyce Car­ol Oates Lit­er­ary Prize. A two-time Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awardee and win­ner the 2017 Sami Rohr Choice Prize, Tor­day is Direc­tor of Cre­ative Writ­ing at Bryn Mawr Col­lege. His sec­ond nov­el, Boomer1, is out now from St. Mar­t­in’s Press.