Creative Writing Director Daniel Torday Interviewed on

Posted March 21st, 2013 at 3:25 pm.

Bryn Mawr Director of Creative Writing Daniel Torday recently discussed his award-winning book, The Sensualist, in the “Art Attack” column on

Torday’s novella, a coming-of-age story about a Baltimore teenager, won a 2012 National Jewish Book Award — the 2012 Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction.


A big part of what interested me in writing the book was the way in which a character like Dmitri had his experience as an immigrant, a first-generation American, play out in a cloistered setting like the suburb where the book is set. The way the tensions and frustrations of coming to a new country and starting fresh would play out not in the anonymity of a large city, but under the watchful eye of a smaller community.

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