Michael Valinsky is a writer from Paris and New York. He received his B.A. in Poetics and Praxis at New York University. 

His work has been published in Paper Magazine, i-D Magazine, them, Hyperallergic, Los Angeles Review of Books, OUT Magazine, BOMB Magazine, NewNowNextThe Brooklyn RailLambda Literary, Kirkus Reviews, Artsy, Surface Magazine, eBay and The WILD Magazine. He is the author of .TXT, Zurich: 89plus/LUMA Publications, 2014. Michael is the former Editorial Assistant at Kirkus Reviews. He currently works and lives in Los Angeles.