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Behrens appointed as Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence

Governor-General's award-winning author becomes third author in the post
Peter Behrens

PETER BEHRENS's first novel The Law of Dreams won the Governor-General's Award, Canada's most prestigious book prize, and has been published in nine languages. The New York Times Book Review called his second novel, The O'Briens, "a major achievement." Carry Me, his third and most recent novel published in February 2016, was named one of National Public Radio's Best Books of 2016 and took the 2017 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish fiction. 

He is the author of two collections of short stories, Night Driving and Travelling Light. His stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many anthologies. A native of Montreal, he held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford University and was a 2015-16 fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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