Meet the People Behind the Pages


Save the dates for the 41st edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, taking place October 22 to November 1, 2020.

As the world continues to adapt to the changing effects of the COVID‑19 virus, we believe that the purpose of festivals–that bringing people together to celebrate shared joys and interests–has never been more important. For that reason, the TIFA team is still working diligently (from home) to inspire and empower you with bold and ambitious shared experiences.

We are hard at work planning the 41st edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors this fall, and evaluating scenarios for bringing people together in safe and exciting new ways. From moving beyond in-person gatherings to digital live streaming, interactive media and creative new partnerships, nothing is off the table for 2020. TIFA is as committed as ever to sparking diverse and exciting conversations about what it means to be living in today’s ever-changing world. Stay tuned!

TIFA's 40th Anniversary Edition


In 2019, the Toronto International Festival of Authors celebrated the 40th anniversary of Canada's largest and longest-running literary Festival. Learn more about our history, and the incredible writers and thinkers who took part in the celebration, below.