An online resource for the work of Joe Borri

Joe Borri is an artist and writer living outside of Detroit, Michigan. His illustrations have appeared in both of Detroit’s newspapers and editorial magazines. This website serves as a resource to the publication of his first book, a collection of fifteen short stories titled, Eight Dogs Named Jack...

Read an excerpt of the title story by clicking on the illustration icon below.

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“In his short story collection, Eight Dogs Named Jack, Joe demonstrates a brilliant sense of both time and place, of the city of Detroit and the deep woods of Michigan ... He makes the whole state seem like an enchanted and magical place ...”

PAT CONROY, bestselling author, The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, and The Lords of Discipline

Finalist for Best Book, Short story, USA Book News, Silver: IPPY Great Lakes Region, Fiction, Foreword Magazine, Book of the Year, Short story

Awarded 2008 Ben Franklin

Gold, Best New Voice, Fiction

Four-time Award Winner