Rohinton Mistry interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel

The 37th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors (IFOA) is a celebration of words and ideas, of writers and readers.

In 2016 IFOA welcomes over 200 Canadian and international participants to Toronto. The Festival brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, artist talks, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events. The IFOA takes place at the Harbourfront Centre, where the city meets the lake, from October 20th to the 30th.

This year we are pleased to spotlight the work of graphic novelists, Irish and non-fiction writers exploring new ideas that challenge our view of the world. These highlights will complement our diverse and thought-provoking lineup of fiction, poetry, short story and more.

Special events include the round table discussion with English-language Fiction Finalists of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the 2016 International Visitors Award, the PEN Canada Benefit and the Harbourfront Festival Prize that honours creativity and overall literary and publishing accomplishments.

We are delighted to celebrate with the Humber School of Writers their 25 years anniversary of their writing workshop at IFOA 2016. The experience has always been intense and exhilarating, and this year will be no different. Expect celebrated Canadian writers to lead this workshop, October 23rd to 28th. The Humber Liberal Arts will host their third annual interdisciplinary conference “Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory” at IFOA on October 28th & 29th.

Book Bash is back in Toronto! IFOA’s younger readers will be able to enjoy storytelling, puppet shows, theatre, and magic, as well as meet their favourite authors at the Canadian Children’s Literature Festival on October 22nd, presented with the Toronto Public Library.

Find IFOA’s preliminary lineup here and stay tuned for more details on the 2016 Festival!

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