The 36th edition of the International Festival of Authors ran October 22 to November 1, 2015.
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 celebrations of the 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 2015, we were pleased to present two exciting focuses: one on the work of upcoming and established poets from around the world, and the other on the rich culture and vibrant literary scene of Catalonia. Complementing the Catalan focus was Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ second annual academic conference during the IFOA, Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens, which explored the themes of nationalism and identity.