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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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

  • Toronto Lit Up: Antanas Sileika

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    Antanas Sileika is releasing Provisionally Yours and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

  • Miriam Toews at By The Lake Book Club

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    As part of the By The Lake Book Club’s 2018-19 season, author Miriam Toews will be discussing her latest novel, Women Talking, with interviewer Wendy O’Brien.

  • Toronto Lit Up: Clelia O. Rodríguez

    Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Clelia O. Rodríguez is releasing Decolonizing Academia: Poverty, Oppression and Pain and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

  • PoetryNOW: 11th Annual Battle of the Bards

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:30 PM

    Toronto’s popular poetry competition, Battle of the Bards, is back for its 11th year and will feature readings from 20 dynamic poets.

  • Toronto Lit Up: How to Become an Accidental Genius

    Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00 PM

    Join Orca Book Publishers and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky’s How to Become an Accidental Genius through Toronto Lit Up!

  • Toronto Lit Up: Alexandra Kimball

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Alexandra Kimball is releasing The Seed: How the Feminist Movement Fails Infertile Women and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

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