IV Programme

Good writing knows no boundaries.

Since 2008, the International Visitors (IV) Programme has generated exposure for the Canadian publishing industry and strengthened links with its international counterparts.

The IV Programme welcomes a select group of international publishing leaders to Canada, in conjunction with the annual Toronto International Festival of Authors. Modelled on similar successful programmes in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK, the IV Programme connects influential foreign publishing professionals with Canadian authors, agents, editors, and publishers, and even the broader reading public. The Programme also operates as an informal rights fair, providing Canadian authors, publishers and agents an unprecedented competitive advantage in securing international rights and distribution deals.

International participants benefit from networking at one of the most prestigious literature Festivals in the world, while Canadian authors and the Canadian publishing industry gain rare and valuable international exposure.

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International Visitors (IV) Programme Committee

Iris Tupholme (Chair), Senior Vice President and Executive Publisher, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Erin Balser, Producer, CBC Books

Gillian Fizet, Executive Director, Canada FBM2020

Carolyn Forde, Literary Agent and International Rights Director, Westwood Creative Artists

Maria Golikova, Managing Editor, House of Anansi Press

Jen Knoch, Senior Editor, ECW Press

Hazel Millar, Managing Editor, Book*Hug

Jay Millar, Publisher, Book*Hug

Craig Pyette, Senior Editor, Penguin Random House Canada

Christine Saratsiotis, Deputy Director, Toronto International Festival of Authors

Deborah Sun de la Cruz, Assistant Editor, Penguin Random House Canada

Geoffrey E. Taylor, Director, Toronto International Festival of Authors

Synora Van Drine, Director of Sales and Marketing, Dundurn Press

Dan Wells, Publisher, Biblioasis

Julia Yu, Senior Event Coordinator, Toronto International Festival of Authors


The IV Programme is gratefully supported by: