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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.
Torgov is the father of actress and artist Sarah Torgov.
Awards and recognition
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- 1975: winner, Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, A Good Place to Come From
- 1977: finalist, Books in Canada First Novel Award, The Abramsky Variations
- 1983: winner, Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick
- 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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- Kirshner, Sheldon (6 June 2012). "Novelist Hasn't Quit His Day Job Yet". Canadian Jewish News. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
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