M.F.A., Syracuse University.
B.A., Kenyon College.
Areas of Focus:
Fiction and nonfiction writing
Daniel Torday is the author of the novel The Last Flight of Poxl West. New York Times chief critic Michiko Kakutani said the novel "announces Torday's emergence as a writer deserving of attention," and in a cover review, The New York Times Book Review called the book, “Expertly crafted... full of lyrical prose, superb Rothian sentences that glide over the page as smoothly as a Spitfire across a cloudless sky… utterly accomplished." According to George Saunders, "Torday is a prodigiously talented writer, with a huge heart," and John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, says "Poxl [is] a lovely novel sentence-to-sentence, and it gets at something deep about how we're all frauds, and all worthy of love."
Torday's novella,The Sensualist, won the National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. His fiction, essays and criticism have appeared in Esquire Magazine, The Paris Review Daily, n+1, Harvard Review and The New York Times.
Torday holds a B.A. from Kenyon College and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University, where he taught literature and writing.