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).
His second novel The Shiva was published in the summer of 2012.
He lives with his family in Barcelona working for several organizations as a lexicographer and translator in Spanish, Catalan, French and English.