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!
Situated a stone’s throw away from Spadina and College Streets, the historic University of Toronto Bookstore building stands tall with pride. We’re here on a Monday morning to meet Brian Charles Curran (32), a man of many titles (manager, trade buyer and off-site events coordinator), who has promised to show us around the heritage building and its suite of services.
You may have noticed the IFOA’s new look these days. We recently rolled out a new logo and we’re now officially the Toronto International Festival of Authors.
In honour of Canada Day, we invite you to reflect on the diversity of contemporary Canadian literature with debut #CanLit author Uzma Jalaluddin. Jalaluddin’s novel, Ayesha At Last, has been called a remix of Pride and Prejudice, as it offers a unique take on the romance genre. We asked Jalaluddin about her foray into the genre, how she approached it from a non-mainstream perspective and her experience as a debut novelist.
We started at the beginning: why romance? For Jalaluddin, it began with her mother: