Born in 1973 in Canada.
He writes for the theater and poetry. Selected theater plays: »Stalin World«, Factory Theater, Toronto (world premiere 2006); »House of Many Tongues«, National Arts Centre, Otawa (world premiere 2005) and Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin (2006); »The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret«, among others presented at the Chutzpah Festival, Vancouver; the Intrepid Theater, Victoria, and Hatch Festival, Toronto (all 2004) and »Walking to Russia«, Theater Passe Muraille, Toronto (world premiere 2002).
Selected publications: »Glass Psalms«, poetry volume, Turnstone Press (2005) and »Ambivalence«, prose, Penguin (forthcoming, 2008). The International Theater Institute in Berlin selected his »House of Many Tongues« as one of two plays to represent current Canadian drama in 2006. It premiered at Bochum Schauspielhaus in October 2008.
Furthermore Garfinkel was awarded numerous grants e. g. the K.M. Hunter award for Best Emerging Playwright 2008 in Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council Works in Progress Grant (2006), Toronto Arts Council Senior Writers Grant (2006), Scholarship of University of Toronto (2004) and the Canada Council Grant to Individual Theater Artists (2003).