Daniel Torday, director of Bryn Mawr's Creative Writing Program, has been longlisted for The Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize.
From the prize website:
"The Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize recognizes annually a midcareer fiction writer who has earned a distinguished reputation and the approbation and gratitude of readers. While there are numerous prizes for emerging writers, this prize is for an already emerged author of national consequence—short stories and/or novels—at the relatively middle stage of a burgeoning career. By midcareer we mean an author who has published at least two notable books of fiction, and who has yet to receive capstone recognition such as a Pulitzer or a MacArthur. Otherwise there are no age, geographical, or stylistic restrictions. The winner receives a $50,000 award to encourage and support forthcoming work."
The Shortlist Finalists are expected to be named in early March 2020 and will receive $2,000 for participating in the Literary Project, followed by the announcement of a winner in early April 2020.
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. His second novel, Boomer1, is out now from St. Martin's Press.