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 Commandment, The 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.