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Michael LaPointe is a writer and critic in Toronto. His debut novel, The Creep, will be published by Random House Canada on June 1, 2021.

He has written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and the Times Literary Supplement, and he writes the "Dice Roll" column for The Paris Review. His fiction has appeared in The Walrus and Hazlitt. He has been nominated for the National Magazine Awards, the Journey Prize, and the Digital Publishing Awards, and his work has been anthologized in Best Canadian Stories and Best Canadian Essays.

He is represented by Jim Rutman of Sterling Lord Literistic.

He can be reached by email and followed on Twitter.