Peter Behrens is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist originally from Montreal. His first book, The Law of Dreams, won a Governor General’s Literary Award and has been published in nine languages. He has written two additional novels and two collections of short stories. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and several anthologies. He is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Behrens divides his time between Brooklin, Maine and Cambridge, Massachusetts.