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Join us in celebrating the 40th Anniversary Edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas.

An incredible lineup of events is coming your way from October 24 to November 3, featuring a combination of Festival favourites as well as new and influential voices. The 11-day Festival will bring together more than 200 participants from over 30 countries for 60+ events, including panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, readings, anniversary parties, book signings, theatrical and musical presentations and more. 

As part of the 40th anniversary, this edition will offer a number of added offerings, including Fest at 40: An Anniversary Exhibition held at Harbourfront Centre. TIFA will also be returning to Toronto’s Union Station for three free events on October 26, 27 and 28, and has partnered with the Toronto Public Library and Library Archives Canada on a new archival podcast series titled Writers Off the Page: 40 Years of TIFA. For the full programme lineup and ticket information, see below.