The 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors ran 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 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 2014, we were pleased to present Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a special programme featuring works that explored the societal changes in Canada and around the world following WWI. Complementing this focus was 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 held during the Festival (October 31 to November 2, 2014).
Check out our IFOA Blog for unique and interesting content on the 2014 Festival and participants.
You can also scroll through this past year’s programme now!