Every year, authors travel to Toronto from all over the world to take part in the Toronto International Festival of Authors. This year, we present a group of internationally acclaimed authors who bring with them different perspectives and techniques.
Here are some names you’ll definitely want to catch while they’re in town!
The Toronto International Festival of Authors is a hotspot for heavyweights in the literary industry. Over 11 days, professionals will travel from all over the world to take part in this exciting opportunity to network and learn.
If you are an aspiring author, poet, illustrator or publisher, you don't want to miss these events.
Toronto International Festival of Authors is well-known as a destination to hear established, celebrated authors. However, we also provide countless opportunities to discover the rising stars of the literary world; the authors that everyone will soon be talking about.
Here are some debut authors whom you should look out for at this year's Festival.
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!
We had the pleasure of teaming up with FAN EXPO Canada for our first ever Flash Fiction Competition. We challenged writers to create a short story (750 words max.) in 72 hours. They picked the genre and setting but the story must include a very specific item. The catch? They won’t find out what that item is until the competition officially opens.
Our lovely judges—authors Robert J Sawyer, Adrienne Kress, Lesley Livingston, J.M Frey, Nancy Kilpatrick and Mark Askwith; and the Editorial Director of HarperCollins Canada, Jennifer Lambert—deliberated this past weekend as FAN EXPO Canada celebrated their 25th anniversary and the winners were chosen!