Howard Engel

Howard  Engel

With his Benny Cooperman mystery series, Howard Engel established the genre of Canadian crime fiction. He was the first crime writer to be honored with the Matt Cohen Award for lifetime accomplishment, as well as the Arthur Ellis Award, the Derrick Murdoch Award, and the Harbourfront Festival Prize for Canadian Writing. After a stroke left him unable to read but able to write, he published Memory Book, which is regarded one of his best works.