The TIFA Backlist podcast offers a look at the Festival’s archives which features authors from around the world sharing their stories with audiences for almost 40 years.

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This episode features a 2016 Festival event where Canadian author Michael Ondaatje interviewed Sunila Galappatti about her debut novel, A Long Watch.

This episode features a 2017 Festival event where award-winning journalist Duncan McCue interviewed author Lee Maracle about her latest book, My Conversation with Canadians. Lee Maracle was recently announced as the recipient of the 2018 Harbourfront Festival Prize.

This episode features readings and performances from authors Viet Thanh Nguyen, Esi Edugyan, Pasha Malla, Deanna Rodger and Anosh Irani that tie back to one of the 2018 Festival themes: Cultural Identity & Understanding.

We’re back with Intergenerational Dialogues and this episode features a 2016 conversation between author John Irving and debut novelist, Nathan Hill. The two of them discuss Hill’s novel, The Nix, which resulted in people comparing Hill to the prolific Irving.

In this episode, we’ll be featuring readings and conversations from Heather O’Neill, Vahni Capildeo, Dionne Brand, Duncan McCue, Lee Maracle, Rachel Giese, Ivan Coyote, Roxane Gay, Siri Agrell, Susan G. Cole, Cheryl Tan, Charlotte Wood and Dean Atta. These clips will touch on one of our 2018 Festival themes: Gender Identity & Equality.

In this episode, we’ll be featuring readings and conversations from Barbara Gowdy, Kirsten Innes, Mariam Pirbhai, Nicholas Eames and Canisia Lubrin. What do all of these authors have in common? They appeared on our stage as debut authors!


Bonus: We interviewed TIFA directors, Geoffrey E. Taylor and Christine Saratsiotis, about what how authors get invited to our stage, their memorable experiences and how the Festival has evolved over the years.