2018 Book Club has SOLD OUT! Please stay tuned for next year's edition.


The official Toronto International Festival of Authors Book Club returns this March with award-winning poet and debut novelist, Catherine Graham (Quarry and The Celery Forest). Graham will lead eight thought-provoking book club sessions featuring hand-selected books by international and Canadian authors who appeared at the 2017 Festival.

I’m Interested! What’s Required?
Book Club is open to anyone who loves books and friendly discussion. It’s a positive space to discuss literary themes, ideas, societal parallels, and to support and encourage one another’s joy of reading. Members are expected to acquire and read all eight books on the reading list by the required meeting dates, attend each meeting session, and contribute to group discussion.

Special Upgrade Offer for Book Club Members:
We know you love a good discussion, which is why we’re offering Book Club members the chance to add a Toronto International Festival of Authors Membership to the Book Club fee at a 50% discount. That’s a book club membership and Supporter membership for only $75. As a Supporter you’ll receive exclusive offers and discounts for Festival events all year round. To redeem this limited time offer, call the Harbourfront Cente Box Office at 416-973-4000.

Toronto International Festival of Authors Book Club
March 28, 2018 – December 19, 2018
Book Club Fee: $50 Sold out
Book Club Fee + Supporter Membership Offer:
$75 Sold out


graham-catherineCatherine Graham is the author of the novel Quarry and six poetry collections including The Celery Forest, a CBC Books Top 10 Canadian Poetry Collection of 2017. Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and CAA Award for Poetry. She received an Excellence In Teaching Award at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies where she teaches creative writing. She was also the winner of Poetry NOW 2014.


2018 Dates & Books

March 28 – Roddy Doyle: Smile
April 25 – Janie Chang: Dragon Spring Road
May 23 – Eden Robinson: Son of a Trickster
June 27 – Sylvain Prudhomme: The Greats
September 26 – Mary Gaitskill: Somebody with a Little Hammer
October 31 – Sarah Bailey: The Dark Lake
November 28 – Emily Schultz: Men Walking on Water
December 19 – Stuart Ross: A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent

The Book Club sessions will take place in the Harbourfront Centre Boardroom (Mezzanine) at 6:00pm.


Buy your books at the University of Toronto Book Store, the official book seller of the International Festival of Authors. Book Club members get 15% off.

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