The 34th Annual International Festival of Authors ran October 24 to November 3.
Each fall, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including readings by Governor General’s Literary Award and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.
Every year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus. This year, we were delighted to present two major focuses: Brave New Word, a programme featuring young and emerging authors from Canada and abroad, and Found in Translation, a yearly Festival focus on the art of literary translation with the goal of increasing Canadian awareness of international talent.
In 2013, we put the spotlight on young authors writing in genres from literary fiction to memoir, poetry to thriller. We celebrated some of the world’s most exciting new voices with readings, round table discussions and our first-ever FREE Artist Talks, featuring award-winning international writers talking about the unique challenges and opportunities that writing and publishing present today.
Check out our IFOA Blog for unique and interesting content on the 2013 Festival and participants.