Michael LaPointe

is a writer and critic in Toronto, Canada. He has written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the Times Literary Supplement, and writes the "Dice Roll" column for The Paris Review. His fiction has appeared in The Walrus and Hazlitt. He has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, and his fiction has been anthologized in Best Canadian Stories.

He is represented by Jim Rutman of Sterling Lord Literistic.

He can be reached by email and followed on Twitter.

Photo by Mandy-Lyn Antoniou

Selected Writing

All selections available free and online.

For a complete portfolio, click here.


Chasing the Pearl of Lao Tzu
(The Atlantic)

An Interview with Javier Marias
(The Paris Review)

Dice Roll

(A monthly column for The Paris Review)

The Phantom Gambler

("The Phantom Gambler" References)


(The Walrus)

The Stunt

My Wife's Novel

Impartial Record of the Break-up
(Vol. 1 Brooklyn, FICTION)


Nico: Beyond the Icon
(The Paris Review)

A Novel of the AIDS Pandemic That Shouldn't Be Forgotten
(The New Yorker)

Yesterday's Genius

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Convict
(The Atlantic)

Send in the Swans

Unless otherwise noted, all writing and images by Michael LaPointe, 2018. // Link 1 / Link 2 / Link 3 / Link 4 / Link 5 / Link 6 / Link 7 / Link 8 / Link 9