Joe Fiorito (credit Richard Lautens, Toronto Star)

Joe Fiorito is a journalist who has worked as a city columnist for the Montreal Gazette, The Globe & Mail, The National Postand 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 eight 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); Rust Is a Form of Fire (non-fiction); and, as co-author, The Life Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson, Leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang. His most recent book, “City Poems”, was published in 2018. He is married, lives in Toronto and is currently at work on his second collection of poetry.

Events Joe Fiorito was involved in

  • PoetryNOW: 11th Annual Battle of the Bards

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:30 PM

    Toronto’s popular poetry competition, Battle of the Bards, is back for its 11th year and will feature readings from 20 dynamic poets.


  • Guernica 40th Anniversary

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM

    This open reception celebrates Guernica's 40th birthday with refreshments, a cash bar and exciting door prizes. The winner of the 2018 Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction will also be announced.


  • Toronto Lit Up: Richard Atkinson and Joe Fiorito

    Friday, September 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

    Join us for the release of The Life Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson, Leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang by Richard Atkinson with Joe Fiorito.