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!

What's On Now

  • 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!

  • Lit On Tour Aurora: An Evening with Dave Bidini

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Join multi-talented Dave Bidini at the Aurora Public Library for a reading from his newest book, Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North, and a conversation with Brock Weir.

  • The Word On The Street – Toronto

    Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 10am-5pm

    Toronto’s The Word On The Street, Canada’s largest outdoor book and magazine festival, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year!

  • Toronto Lit Up: The Somali Camel Boy

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    Join Mawenzi House and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Nur Abdi’s The Somali Camel Boy 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.

  • Lit On Tour Markham: Readings with Amy Jones, Rabindranath Maharaj and Zalika Reid-Benta

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:30 PM

    Authors Amy Jones, Rabindranath Maharaj and Zalika Reid-Benta read from their latest works at the Markham Public Library.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • 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!

  • TIFA and FAN EXPO Canada Announce Flash Fiction Winners!

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    TIFA teamed up with FAN EXPO Canada for their first ever Flash Fiction Competition! They announced the first, second and third place winners.

  • Catherine Graham’s Ten Reasons to Join the TIFA Book Club

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    The second season of the 2019 TIFA Book Club starts this September. There are still spots to claim and if you’re deciding whether to join us, we’re here to help. Award-winning author, poet and our book club facilitator, Catherine Graham, has a few reasons why you should join the club.   By Catherine Graham It has been…

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