Late Fall Writers Retreat Open Readings featuring Peter Behrens

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Authour Peter Behrens stands in a barn wearing a jean jacket.

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Featuring readings by writers in the Late Fall Writers Retreat and special guest mentor and Governor-General's Award winning Canadian novelist Peter Behrens.

Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens’ first novel THE LAW OF DREAMS won the Governor General’s Literary Award and is published in 9 languages. The New York Times hailed his second novel, THE O’BRIENS (2011) as “a major accomplishment”. Behrens’ 2016 novel CARRY ME won The Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature, was a finalist for the National (US) Jewish Book Award and one of National Public Radio’s Best Reads of 2016. Behrens has been a contributor to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Born in Montreal, he held a Wallace Stegner Writing Fellowship at Stanford University and was a 2015-16 Fellow of Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.