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

  • 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: Red Oblivion

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    Leslie Shimotakahara is releasing her novel, Red Oblivion, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! Join Dundurn Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors for this exciting event.

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