40th Edition

October 24 – November 3, 2019

Meet, hear and learn from the world’s leading thinkers and storytellers at the 40th Anniversary edition of the Festival. Tickets on sale September 2019.


As Canada’s largest and longest-running celebration of words and ideas, we connect writers and curious readers of every kind. Join us all year round!

What's On Now

  • Book Summit 2019: Breaking New Ground Toward the Next Decade of Publishing

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - All Day

    Book Summit 19 encourages reflection and prediction but above all challenges us to publish with intention. Join us in facing a new decade of publishing and breaking new ground is just a beginning.

  • Toronto Lit Up: Meat and Bone

    Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Join Conundrum Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Kat Verhoeven’s Meat and Bone through Toronto Lit Up!

  • First Chapter Second Chance Romance Competition

    Monday, July 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM

    We’ve teamed up with Harbourfront Centre to present Second Chance Romance: a romance writing competition that gives you the chance to win $1,500! Submit the beginning of your first chapter (up to 1,000 words) to enter.
    Submission deadline is June 16.

  • Toronto Lit Up: The Chai Factor

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Farah Heron is releasing her debut novel, The Chai Factor, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

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