Morley Torgov

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Morley Torgov CM (born 3 December 1927 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) is a Canadian novelist, humorist and lawyer. He was a partner in the Toronto-based legal firm Olch, Torgov, Cohen LLP.

He studied law in Toronto at Osgoode Hall, formally becoming a lawyer in 1954. Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 1990. The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick was a 1988 film based on his 1982 novel. His short story collection A Good Place To Come From was made into a TV series.[citation needed]


Torgov is the father of actress and artist Sarah Torgov.[citation needed]


In 2015, he was named a member of the Order of Canada.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]


  • 1974: A Good Place to Come From (Lester and Orpen Dennys) ISBN 0-919630-66-9
  • 1977: The Abramsky Variations (Lester and Orpen Dennys) ISBN 0-919630-80-4
  • 1982: The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (Lester and Orpen Dennys) ISBN 0-919630-29-4, paperback ISBN 1-55192-548-6, Seal paperback ISBN 0-7704-2431-7
  • 1990: St Farb's Day (Lester and Orpen Dennys) ISBN 0-88619-333-8
  • 1998: The War to End All Wars (Malcolm Lester) ISBN 1-894121-06-6
  • 2002: Stickler and Me (Raincoast) ISBN 1-55192-546-X
  • 2008: Murder in A-major (RendezVous Crime) ISBN 1-894917-65-0
  • 2012: The Mastersinger from Minsk (Dundurn) ISBN 978-1-4597-0203-5


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