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Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series Presents: Daniel Torday

April 10 @ 7:00 pm

The Wilkes University English Department will conclude the 2024 Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series by hosting Daniel Torday. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Daniel Torday is the author of three novels: The Last Flight of Poxl West, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and an International Dublin Literary Award nominee; Boomer1 and The 12th Commandment.

Swirling with secrets and their consequences, exploring how revelation and redemption might be accessed through sin, and driven through twists and turns toward a startling conclusion, Torday’s most recent, The 12th Commandment, is a brilliant new work. Entertainment Weekly describes Boomer1 as “A “sharp, funny take on the divide between baby boomers and millennials.” NPR describes The Last Flight of Poxl West as a “WWII novel-memoir” which shows us “how memoir and fiction can blur—and how hard it can be to convey truth.”

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.


Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series
(800) WILKES-U Ext. 4529
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202 S River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
(570) 408-5000
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