Anthony De Sa reads fom Barnacle Love

Anthony De Sa reads from his 2008 novel, Barnacle Love, which was shortlisted for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize. It is a set of interlinked stories brimming with life, the innocent dreams and bitter disappointments of the immigrant experience. De Sa was a participant in this year’s Delegate Programme at #IFOA35, where he and other […]

Joseph Boyden reads from Through Black Spruce

Joseph Boyden reads the first chapter from his 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel, Through Black Spruce, a story of contemporary aboriginal life, full of danger and the harsh beauty of both forest and city. Boyden appeared at #IFOA35 in a special event to celebrate Penguin’s 40th anniversary.

RBC Taylor Prize Spotlight: We Were Here First

During the 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors, four talented Aboriginal authors (Thomas King, Lee Maracle, Ellen van Neerven and Samuel Wagan Watson) discussed Indigenous writing traditions and contemporary Indigenous literature, as part of the RBC Taylor Prize Spotlight. CBC’s Waubgeshig Rice moderated. Hear this fascinating discussion (in full) below.

Crowds, Comments & Community

We teamed up with Wattpad for an event during IFOA 35! If you missed it (or want to hear it again!) the entire round table discussion between Emily Linden, The Globe and Mail‘s Mark Medley, Sina Queyras and Anna Todd is posted below.  

Marilynne Robinson and Colm Tóibín at IFOA 35

In case you missed it live, Eleanor Wachtel‘s conversation with authors Marilynne Robinson and Colm Tóibín during #IFOA35 aired recently on CBC’s Writers & Company. Listen to the interview (in full) here.  

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