Toronto’s International Festival of Authors is proud to announce the authors participating in the 2017 festival! The IFOA takes place from October 19 to the 29th at the Harbourfront Center. These eleven days are packed with readings, one-on-one interviews, thought-provoking panel discussions, special events and free book signings. Stay tuned for the full festival announcement on September 19th and tickets go on sale the same day.
IFOA is delighted to welcome award-winning and best-selling Canadian authors: André Alexis, Dionne Brand, Liona Boyd, Claire Cameron, George Elliott Clarke, Emma Donoghue, Barbara Gowdy, Terry Fallis, Helen Humphreys, Frances Itani, Pasha Malla, Lee Maracle, Anne Michaels, Heather O’Neill, Carol Off, Eden Robinson, Seth, David Silcox, Linda Spalding and Kathleen Winter.
We are delighted to welcome #IFOA2017 authors to the 38th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors (October 19-29). Join us for 11 days of engaging discussions, readings and an epic celebration of words and ideas. Ticket information and event schedule will be released on September 19! . . . #books #IFOA2017 #bookstagram #Canlit #Toronto #Harbourfront #fallreading #authors #leaves #Canada #Literary #IFOA #internationalfestivalofauthors #lovereading
Visiting Toronto to present their works and network with their Canadian peers, are authors: Chantel Acevedo (USA), Sarah Bailey (Australia), Mark Billingham (UK), Sara Blaedel (Denmark), John Boyne (Ireland), Chris Brookmyre (UK), Mireia Calafell (Catalonia, Spain), Vahni Capildeo (UK), Catherine Chidgey (New Zealand), Kia Corthron (USA), David Coventry (New Zealand), Marie Darrieussecq (France), Roddy Doyle (Ireland), Hideo Furukawa (Japan), Mary Gaitskill (USA), Norbert Gstrein (Germany), Nicola Lagioia (Italy), David Machado (Portugal), Eduard Márquez (Spain), Maja Vidmar (Slovenia), Immanuel Mifsud (Malta), Sylvain Prudhomme (France), Clemens J. Setz (Austria), Colm Tóibín (Ireland), Adrian Tomine (USA) and Rohan Wilson (Australia).
This year the Canadian poets that will awe you with their imagination are: Gwen Benaway, Ronna Bloom, Roo Borson, Amanda Earl, Michael Fraser, Julie Cameron Gray, Jennifer LoveGrove, John Nyman, Nicholas Power, Stuart Ross, Dane Swan and Catriona Wright.
There are more authors taking part in this staple celebration of literature! Follow us on social media to get the scoop on everything we have planned for October!