As Canada’s oldest and largest celebration of words and ideas, the Toronto International Festival of Authors empowers writers and transforms the way curious readers interact with the written word 365 days a year.
What's On Now
Author Talks & Mystery LibraryMonday, October 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Hear from an outstanding lineup of authors and grab a free book from the Festival’s mystery library in the West Wing of Toronto’s Union Station.
International Visitors (IV) Award Presentation & Keynote with Madeline McIntoshMonday, October 22, 2018 - 3:30 PM
As part of the International Visitors (IV) Programme, industry guests from around the world come together to share international perspectives on the publishing industry.This year will feature a keynote address by Penguin Random House U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh.
Festival Celebration: GGBooksMonday, October 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Presented in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, this event will celebrate the authors shortlisted for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction.
Panel: Kirsten McDougall, D. Nandi Odhiambo & Melanie RaabeTuesday, October 23, 2018 - 5:00 PM
International authors D. Nandi Odhiambo, Kirsten McDougall and Melanie Raabe share the stage to explore the impact of secrets on relationships in their latest works.
Panel: Michael Berry, Dulce Maria Cardoso & Tina MakeretiTuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Themes of colonial history, genocide and reconciliation are discussed in breathtaking candour by this informative grouping of four highly original award-winning authors.
In Conversation: Ian Rankin With Linwood BarclayTuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Anything can happen when two block-busting bestsellers put their heads together for an hour of solid author intrigue.