Toronto International Festival of Authors

October 18-28 | Harbourfront Centre

Meet, hear and learn from the world’s leading writers and thought-leaders at the 39th edition of the Festival. Tickets now on sale.

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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 Library

    Monday, 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 McIntosh

    Monday, 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: GGBooks

    Monday, 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 Raabe

    Tuesday, 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 Makereti

    Tuesday, 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 Barclay

    Tuesday, 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.

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