Born and raised in Montreal, Joe Bongiorno is an author and journalist. His fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in or is forthcoming in places likeĀ Geist, Canadian Notes & Queries, Event, Broken Pencil, Freefall, The Antigonish Review, Exile and Carte Blanche. As a journalist, he has contributed to the CBC, Maisonneuve, Canada's National Observer, Canadian Geographic, the Montreal Gazette, and Ricochet Media. 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 and Poetry Contests. Joe is currently working on a novel as well as a short story collection.
After dozens of menial jobs, 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 currently works at CBC Quebec.
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