Joe Mahoney

Joe Mahoney works full-time for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he’s helped make many radio shows over the years, including Writers and Company, Quirks and Quarks, and Q. He’s produced documentaries on science fiction for The Arts Tonight and The Current. He produced “Six Impossible Things,” a compilation of short fantastical fiction, curated by Nalo Hopkinson, for Between the Covers, and wrote and produced “Faster Than Light,” hosted by Robert J. Sawyer, for Sunday Showcase.

He spent a decade making radio plays, working on productions such as The Merchant of Venice, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Afghanada, with some of the finest actors, directors, and writers in Canada. He engineered and story-edited Steve the First, a post-apocalyptic science fiction radio play mini-series, and its sequel, Steve the Second, which won a silver Mark Time Award. He produced and directed the pilot of Canadia: 2056, and story-edited all subsequent episodes. He is responsible for all the funniest bits.

In 2007, Joe left production to join the CBC management team. These days he’s Director of Infrastructure Support.

Joe’s short fiction has been published in Canada, Australia and Greece. He’s been nominated twice for an Aurora Award, one of Canada’s top awards for science fiction and fantasy, for his work on CBC Radio.

Joe’s debut novel, A Time and a Place, was published on October 1st 2017 by Five Rivers Press. Publishers Weekly called A Time and a Place: “…an entertaining, chaotic adventure. Mahoney’s work is great for those who like their speculative fiction thoughtful, eloquent, and messy.”

Joe lives in Whitby with his wife and two daughters, and their Golden Retriever and Siberian Forest Cat.

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