On the Road to 50 Years: Celebrating Canada Council’s Killam Prize

Each year the The Canada Council’s Killam Prize recognizes distinguished career achievement in five disciplines: the Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Health Sciences. Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year. IFOA was thrilled to have Constance Backhouse talking about sexual assault and the law, Keren Rice discussing the resurgence of interest in […]

Crimes They Wrote

Toronto Star‘s Book Editor Deborah Dundas sits down with two extraordinary crime novelists, Linwood Barclay and Peter Robinson, for an interview about writing stories that keep readers on the edge.  

In Conversation with Eleanor Wachtel

Award-winning poet, biographer, and anthologist Rosemary Sullivan sat down with Eleanor Wachtel to discuss her latest work, The Best of Writers & Company, and her many contributions to Canadian cultural life.

GGs at IFOA Round Table

A stimulating round table discussion with authors shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction moderated by the CBC’s Carol Off.

A Tribute to Jane Jacobs

Robert Kanigel, Nathan Storring, and Samuel Zipp discuss Jane Jacobs’ legacy and how she changed our perception of the neighborhood and the city with David Miller.

PEN Canada Benefit: By Word and Deed

Writer and filmmaker David Bezmozgis in conversation with Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars, and, most recently, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, about the lessons we learn from writers and activists battling fascism, racism, and other forms of injustice.  

Five Artists, Five Ways

Learn more about the complex work of contemporary graphic novelists, combining words and images. Meet cartoonists Michael DeForge, Nick Drnaso, Jon McNaught, and Chris Oliveros as they discuss the art of the graphic novel, from inspiration to the story strip, with Seth.  

Pushing the Boundaries

Amy Jones, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Suzana Tratnik and Charlotte Wood talks about female character portrayals in literature and the consequences of women pushing social boundaries with NOW Magazine’s Susan G. Cole.  

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