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Morley Torgov

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

Torgov was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. 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. His 1982 novel was adapted into the 1988 film The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick, of the same name. 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.[1]


In 2015, he was named a member of the Order of Canada.[2]

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


  1. ^ (26 February 1979). "People", Maclean's 92 (9): 36.
  2. ^ "Four Nova Scotians among Order of Canada honourees". The Chronicle-Herald, 1 July 2015.

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