Joe Fiorito is a journalist who has worked as a city columnist for the Montreal Gazette, The Globe & Mail, The National Post and the Toronto Star newspapers. He won the National Newspaper Award for Columns in 1995; the Brassani Prize for Short Fiction in 2000; and the City of Toronto Book Award in 2003.
He is the author of seven books: Comfort Me with Apples (collection of columns), Tango on the Main (collection of columns), The Closer We Are To Dying (memoir), The Song Beneath the Ice (novel), Union Station (non-fiction) and Rust Is a Form of Fire (non-fiction). His most recent work, The Life Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson, Leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang, has just been published.
He is married, lives in Toronto and is currently at work on his first collection of poetry which will appear with Exile Editions in 2018.