Rohinton Mistry interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel

The 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors will run October 23 to November 2, 2014.

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. In 2014, we are pleased to present Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a special programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and around the world following WWI. Complementing this focus is a joint initiative between IFOA and Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Representing World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary, a three-day academic conference to be held during the Festival (October 31 to November 2, 2014).

Stay tuned for programming updates throughout the summer! And be sure to check out our IFOA Blog for unique and interesting content on the 2014 Festival and participants.

Tickets to see the finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, as well as the PEN Canada Benefit with David Cronenberg are on sale NOW!

Tickets to the remaining Festival events go on sale September 9 and are priced at $18/$15 for supporters/free for students and youth 25 and under (subject to availability). Some exceptions apply.