Born and raised in Montreal, Joe Bongiorno is an author and journalist. His fiction and creative nonfiction stories have appeared in places likeĀ Geist, Canadian Notes & Queries, Event, Exile, Broken Pencil, Freefall, and The Antigonish Review. He won Event Magazine's 2019 Speculative Writing Contest. His short stories have also been shortlisted for the Carter V Cooper Short Fiction Anthology Series as well as both the 2018 and 2019 Freefall Prose Contests. Joe is currently working on a novel as well as a short story collection. 
After a brief stint at a flight academy and a decade of teaching English, Joe has taken the plunge into the wonderful world of journalism.  He is especially interested in public interest and deep-dive reporting that contributes to the broader conversation. He works at CBC Montreal. As a journalist, he has contributed to  the CBC, Maisonneuve, Canada's National Observer, Canadian Geographic, the Montreal Gazette, and Ricochet Media. 
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