Take a look at the highlights from our favourite time of the year! IFOA 2016 welcomed 136 participants from 24 countries. Save the date for IFOA 2017 taking place October 19-29th!
Spend an afternoon with writers Deborah Campbell, Alexandra Risen, Laurence Scott, Jeff VanderMeer and visiting Irish non-fiction writer, Catriona Crowe. Get inspired by new ideas about our humanity and our relation to the world around us.
Stranger than Fiction presentations will take place in the Brigantine Room from 12pm to 6pm on Sunday, October 30th.
Stranger than Fiction: Deborah Campbell
A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War.
Award-winning journalist Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus, reporting on the exodus of Iraqis into Syria in the aftermath of the Iraq War.
Click here to purchase tickets for A Disappearance in Damascus.
Stranger than Fiction: Alexandra Risen
Root Therapy: Re-imagining the Family Tree
Alexandra Risen’s memoir Unearthed celebrates family bonds and perseverence. In this uplifting talk she will discuss the unconscious and profound connections between nature, gardens and people, and how soil is the new Prozac.
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Stranger than Fiction: Laurence Scott
The Four Dimensional Human
Laurence Scott, hailed as a “New Generation Thinker” by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the BBC, presents The Four Dimensional Human and explores the effects of technology on human behavior and identity.
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Stranger than Fiction: Jeff VanderMeer
Moving Beyond the Human Era: Storytelling and Climate Change
Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy explores ecological issues through his attempts to uncover the mystery behind Area X, allowing VanderMeer to engage in what the New Yorker called “experiments in weird nature writing”. VanderMeer will explore writing about climate change.
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Stranger than Fiction: Catriona Crowe
Ireland’s violent revolution: How do we commemorate it?
Catriona Crowe will talk about the Irish decade of revolutionary centenaries – the 1913 Lockout, the Great War, the 1916 Rising, Civil War and independence – and how a small country deals with its violent beginnings as a state.
Click here to purchase tickets for Ireland’s Violent Revolution.
IFOA is thrilled to announce the latest additions to the Festival roster. Meet our 2016 authors!
For a full list of participants visit ifoa.org.
Purchase Flex Pass and share the IFOA experience with a partner, friends or family members!
Pick the events you want to attend and rub shoulders with the creators you admire. See the world’s best contemporary authors on the IFOA stage and get your books signed. Participate in the discussions and learn more about their journey and work.
Each Flex Pass consists of 6 tickets that you can redeem for any regular IFOA event*. Flex Passes are priced at $90 (plus a $12 surcharge).
Call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 to purchase!
Flex Passes go off sale October 19th.
* Subject to availability. Special, private and by invitation only events are excluded from this offer.
Here is your first look at the 37th edition of the International Festival of Authors’ lineup. The Festival boasts over 100 authors from various countries writing in various genres from literary fiction to memoir, poetry to thriller. The first fifty are revealed below!
Andre Alexis • Margaret Atwood • David Bergen • Nina Bunjevac • Sharon Butala • Robert Olen Butler • Deborah Campbell • Chris Chambers • Michael DeForge • Emma Donoghue • Nick Drnaso • Sunila Galappatti • Charlotte Gray • Phil Hall • Miguel Ángel Hernández • Takashi Hiraide • C.C. Humphreys • Maureen Hynes • Robert Kanigel • Lynne Kutsukake • Lola Lafon • Sylvia Legris • Jay McInerney • Jon McNaught • Alexander Maksik • Yann Martel • Luisgé Martín • Viet Thanh Nguyen • Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir • Chris Oliveros • Susan Perly • Sarah Pinder • Steven Price • Iain Reid • David Adams Richards • Richard Russo • Laurence Scott • Olive Senior • Seth • Nathan Storring • David Szalay • Madeleine Thien • Suzana Tratnik • Daniel Scott Tysdal • Jane Urquhart • Jeff VanderMeer • Eleanor Wachtel • Ruth Ware • Andrew Westoll • Samuel Zipp