Carol Off is the host of CBC radio’s As It Happens. With extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs, Off has covered conflicts in the Middle East, Haiti, the Balkans and the sub-continent, as well as events in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. She reported the fallout from the 9/11 disasters with news features and documentaries from New York, Washington, London, Cairo and Afghanistan. She has won numerous awards for her CBC television documentaries in Asia, Africa and Europe and is the author of four books, most recently, All We Leave Behind, a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction. She lives in Toronto.


Events Carol Off was involved in

  • GGs @ IFOA

    Monday, October 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Don't miss authors shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for English-language Fiction at this stimulating round table!


  • GG Books Live!

    Monday, October 26, 2015 - 8:00 PM

    Celebrate the works nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction.


  • READING/INTERVIEW: Anna Hope and Sarah Waters

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:30 PM

    Anna Hope and Sarah Waters read from and discuss their latest works.


  • KEYNOTE - The State of the Industry: What Matters for Writers

    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 3:30 PM

    American literary agent Andrew Wylie, whose eponymous agency boasts clients like Martin Amis and Salman Rushdie, discusses his experiences in international publishing. Following the keynote address will be a short Q&A with interviewer Carol Off. This event is part of the annual International Visitors (IV) Programme.


  • READING/INTERVIEW: Ben Lerner and Ian McEwan

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:30 PM

    Authors Ben Lerner and Ian McEwan read from and discuss their latest novels.