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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.
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 (June 6, 2012). "Novelist Hasn't Quit His Day Job Yet". Canadian Jewish News. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
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