Open Readings featuring Peter Behrens

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Peter Behrens wearing a plaid jacket in a wood structure.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Join Peter Behrens, Canadian novelist along with participants from the Winter Writers Retreat for an evening of Readings.  Enjoy work as it is being created.

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 novel, will be published in February 2016. 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 is currently a fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Le premier roman de Peter Behrens, La loi des rêves, a remporté le prix du Gouverneur
général, le prix littéraire le plus prestigieux du Canada, et a été traduit en neuf langues. Le New York Times a qualifié son deuxième roman, Les O'Brien, de « réussite magistrale ». Il est l'auteur de deux recueils de nouvelles, Night Driving et Travelling Light. Ses nouvelles et plusieurs de ses essais ont été publiés dans The Atlantic et le New York Times, ainsi que dans de nombreuses anthologies. Originaire de Montréal, il remporte la bourse Wallace Stegner dans le cadre du programme de création littéraire de l'Université de Stanford. Aujourd’hui, il est chercheur au Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study à l'université de Harvard.