5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
Torgov attended the University of Chicago.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Torgov studied at the University of Toronto, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1950.
Stephen Leacock Award
Order of Canada
Torgov attended the University of Chicago and the University of Toronto, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1950.
Torgov's first book, A Good Place to Come From, is a volume of linked autobiographical sketches. It was released in Canada in 1975 and in the United States in 1986. The book was made into a trilogy of plays by the noted New York playwright Israel Horovitz, but Torgov himself went on to explore the novel form in his writing.
Torgov’s first novel, The Abramsky Variations, was published in 1977. Set in Toronto, the novel explores the personalities, conflicts, and fates of three generations in a family named Brahms (formerly Abramsky). Torgov’s second novel, The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick, came in 1982. It was first conceived as a young-adult book. Torgov’s next novel, 1990’s St. Farb’s Day, dealt both comically and seriously with a middle-aged Jewish Toronto lawyer. His novel The War to End All Wars was published in 1998. Additionally, Torgov has written short stories, articles, and plays that have been produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), including The Builders and When We Go A-Courting.
Torgov is also a contributor to anthologies, including The Spice Box, The Leacock Reader, Mirror of a People, and Thomas Nelson Public School Reader.
Torgov is a member of the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists.
Torgov is married to a woman named Anna-Pearl. The couple has two children - Sarah and Alexander.