Rohinton Mistry interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel

The 36th edition of the International Festival of Authors will run 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 are 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 will be Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ second annual academic conference during the IFOA, Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens, which will explore the themes of nationalism and identity.

Tickets to two special IFOA events are now on sale and can be purchased through or by phone at 416-973-4000: a celebration of the shortlisted authors for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and one of the nominees for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Available again this year is a Festival Flex Pass. This is a chance to purchase a bundle of 10 tickets for one low price of $120 (plus a service charge). Purchase a Festival Flex Pass to reserve tickets in advance without committing to specific performances, and save money! Tickets can be obtained over the phone or in person for any regular-priced event ($18) during the Festival in any combination, subject to availability.

Tickets to most events go on sale in September and are priced at $18/$15 for supporters/free for students and youth 25 and under (subject to availability). Some exceptions apply. Please refer to individual event listings.

 Click here to view our Festival Preview Piece!