Peter Behrens is a native of Montreal where he was educated at Lower Canada College, Concordia University, and McGill. He held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford University, and was a Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His collection of short stories, Night Driving, was published in 1987. Stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, Brick, Best Canadian Stories, Best Canadian Essays, The Atlantic Monthly, and many anthologies. After his first story published in the US appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and was optioned in Hollywood he began to work as a professional screenwriter. He lives in Maine and spends two months of the year in Los Angeles. The Law of Dreams is his first novel.
"The prose is frequently thrilling and always arresting. It is also unsparing in its determination to distil both the precise eternals of a moment and the fierce interiority of the human mind."
— The Globe and Mail