Daniel Torday, Author of New Novel, Boomer1, Featured in M.F.A. Reading Series Nov. 12
October 29, 2018
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
Acclaimed author Daniel Torday will read from his novel, Boomer1, as part of the University of Baltimore's M.F.A. Reading Series, on Monday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Bogomolny Room in the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Already, not quite two months after publication, Boomer1 has received praises from publications and fellow authors—unsurprising given the success of his first full-length novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West. 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. A two-time National Jewish Book Awardee and winner the 2017 Sami Rohr Choice Prize, he is director of creative writing at Bryn Mawr College.
George Saunders, author of Lincoln on the Bardo and the short fiction collection Tenth of December, has called Torday "a singular American writer with a big heart and a real love for the world. He has the rare gift for writing dynamic action scenes while being genuinely funny."
The New York Times Book Review called Boomer1 a "contemporary satire with Shakespearean echoes…. Torday reveals the artificiality of all identity markers, from given names to generational monikers…. The hybridization of past and present permeates the novel, complicating any division between 'us' and 'them'."
"Daniel Torday is clearly enjoying himself," says The Wall Street Journal. "Boomer1 is a sharp, bright and often amusing snapshot of this unwieldy economic moment."
The M.F.A. Reading Series is sponsored by the Hearst Visiting Scholars Fund and the Klein Family Fund.
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