40th Edition

October 24 – November 3, 2019

Meet the people behind the pages at the 40th Anniversary edition of the Festival. Tickets on sale now.

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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!

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  • Top TIFA Events for Aspiring Authors

    Monday, October 7, 2019

    TIFA is a hotspot for heavyweights in the literary industry. Over 11 days, professionals will travel from all over the world to take part in this exciting opportunity to network and learn. If you are an aspiring author, poet, illustrator or publisher, you don’t want to miss these events.

  • Emerging Authors at #FestofAuthors19

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Toronto International Festival of Authors is well-known as a destination to hear established, celebrated authors. However, we also provide countless opportunities to discover the rising stars of the literary world; the authors that everyone will soon be talking about. Here are some debut authors whom you should look out for at this year’s Festival. Kate…

  • Why Writing is Not Such a Solitary Experience

    Thursday, September 5, 2019

    Review editor at the Quill & Quire, Steven W. Beattie, was one of the 2018 Festival Delegates and in this guest post, he writes about the solitary experience of being a writer and how opportunities like the Delegates Programme offers writers a chance to engage with the community. Look out for links to guest posts written by Beattie’s fellow delegates!

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