Jonathan Garfinkel | Writer

Jonathan Garfinkel's written works have been translated into twelve languages, and his plays have been produced throughout Canada, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. He is the author of the books of poems Glass Psalms (Turnstone Press) and Bociany/Storks (KFB, 2017). He has written numerous plays including The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret and the Governor-General shortlisted House of Many Tongues. His memoir Ambivalence: Crossing the Israel/Palestine Divide was published in five countries to critical acclaim (Penguin Canada and Norton & Norton US). Garfinkel is also an award-winning non-fiction writer; his journalism has appeared in places like The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Eighteen Bridges, Tablet and PEN International. In 2015 he was commissioned to adapt Rawi Hage’s novel Cockroach for the stage, which premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary in 2016. Named by the Toronto Star as “one to watch”, he is currently doing a PhD in MLCS at University of Alberta with a focus on Health Humanities under the supervision of Daniel Laforest.