Morley Torgov's funny and touching story of a rebellious grandfather and his disaffected thirteen-year-old grandson who go on the run with an aging chihuahua captivated readers when it was first published. Torgov who twice won the Leacock Medal for Humour, is the author of eight novels. His first book, 'A Good Place to Come From', was made into a TV miniseries for CBC and adapted for stage (three full-length plays) by Israel Horovitz, produced in New York and across the U.S. His novel, 'The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick' was adapted for an award-winning film and a TV series. Recently, he is the author of a mystery series set in the 19th century world of classical music. The first two novels in the series are 'Murder in A-Major' and 'The Mastersinger from Minsk (Dundurn).
Morley Torgov is the author of 'A Good Place to Come From', made into a CBC mini-series and three plays for stage by Israel Horovitz, playing on and off Broadway in the mid-1980s to critical and popular acclaim and elsewhere in the USA and Canada to this day. This title was also a CLA and Book of the Month Club selection. He is also the author of 'The Abramsky Variations', 'The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick', 'St. Farb’s Day', and 'The War to End All Wars' and two mysteries, 'Murder in A-Major', and 'The Mastersinger from Minsk'. He has written plays for CBC radio and television and his work has been adapted to the stage. He has twice won the Leacock Medal for Humour. Torgov received a degree from the University of Toronto, an honorary D. Litt from Laurentian University, and has written numerous articles for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, New York Times Sunday Magazine, and other periodicals. His essays have appeared in Family Portraits and Beyond Imagination. Torgov lives in Toronto where he practises law.read more