Born in Winnipeg, Michael Tregebov obtained his BA in English from the University of Manitoba and his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. During that time, he published a book of poems, Changehouse.
From 1982 to 1989, he taught American Literature and Translation at the American Institute in Barcelona, and from 1989 to 2004, English at Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas, also in Barcelona.
Tregebov's first novel, The Briss, was a finalist for the Commonwealth First Novel Prize (Canada–Caribbean Region).
He lives with his family in Barcelona, writing his second novel while working for several organizations as a lexicographer and translator in Spanish, Catalan, French and English.
Finalist, Best First Book, 2010 Commonwealth Writers' Prize (the Caribbean and Canada)
There is a Jewish proverb that goes: "Grandchildren are your reward from God for not having murdered your children." And so The Briss begins, with Sammy, the father of two grown children he would like to choke the life out of. His daughter Marilyn has just ended a …
Failures in business and marriage tip poor Mooney into a spell in a psychiatric ward. But he has the great fortune of befriending an Indian seer, one of his pals from the casino where Mooney hangs out, who promises to put Mooney's life back together.
Dennis is no ordinary Indian seer. For one thing, he's a rez Indian, from right around Winnipeg, jus …