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Daniel Torday



Daniel Torday's novella, THE SENSUALIST, won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. His debut novel, THE LAST FLIGHT OF POXL WEST, will be published by St. Martin's Press in March 2015, and has received early praise from Karen Russell, Rivka Galchen, Gary Shteyngart, Mary Gaitskill, Jim Shepard, Robin Black, Phil Klay, Edan Lepucki and Daniel Smith. George Saunders has called the novel "a wonderful accomplishment of storytelling verve: tender, lyrical, surprising, full of beautifully rendered details. Torday is a prodigiously talented writer, with a huge heart."

Torday's short stories and essays have appeared in Esquire, Glimmer Train, Harvard Review, The New York Times and The Kenyon Review. A former editor at Esquire Magazine and now an editor at The Kenyon Review, he is currently the Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   The Last Flight of Poxl West (2015)
   Boomer1 (2018)
   The 12th Commandment (2023)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Sensualist (2011)
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