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.

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What's On Now

  • Drew Hayden Taylor at the CNE

    Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    The Toronto International Festival of Authors returns to the CNE to kick off its 40th Anniversary celebrations with a look into the illustrious career of Drew Hayden Taylor.

  • Toronto Lit Up: Fireweed

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    Join Kegedonce Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Tunchai Redvers’ Fireweed through Toronto Lit Up!

  • Toronto Lit Up: The Sport and Prey of Capitalists

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Linda McQuaig is releasing her book, The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich are Stealing Canada’s Public Wealth, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

  • Toronto Lit Up: Break in Case of Emergency

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    Brian Francis is releasing his novel, Break in Case of Emergency, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! Join HarperCollins Canada and the Toronto International Festival of Authors for this exciting event.

  • Lit On Tour Huntsville: An Afternoon with Terry Fallis

    Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:00 PM

    Award-winning author Terry Fallis reads from his newest novel, Albatross, and discusses the book with interviewer Christine Cowley.

  • Toronto Lit Up: The Ticking Heart

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Join Coach House Books and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Andrew Kaufman’ The Ticking Heart through Toronto Lit Up!

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