Jonathan Garfinkel

JONATHAN GARFINKEL is an award-winning author. His debut novel, In a Land Without Dogs the Cats Learn to Bark, came out with Anansi in February 2023. His plays include Cockroach (adapted from the novel by Rawi Hage) and House of Many Tongues, nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. The controversial The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret has been performed across Canada, Russia, Ukraine, and Germany. He is the author of the poetry collections Glass Psalms and Bociany. His memoir, Ambivalence: Crossing the Israel/Palestine Divide, has been published in numer- ous countries to wide critical acclaim, and his long-form nonfiction has appeared in the WalrusTablet, the Globe and Mail, and PEN International, as well as Cabin Fever: An Anthology of the Best New Canadian Non-Fiction. Named by the Toronto Star as “one to watch,” Garfinkel is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the field of Medical and Health Humanities at the University of Alberta, where he is writing a memoir about living with type 1 diabetes, and the revolutionary open-source Loop artificial pancreas system. He lives in Berlin.