Michael Ondaatje interviews Sunila Galappatti

Award-winning author Michael Ondaatje interviews Sunila Galappatti about working with a ranking prisoner in Sri Lanka’s civil war to write A Long Watch, a memoir of his captivity.  

In Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

2016 Pulitzer Prize winner, Viet Thanh Nguyen interviewed by Giller winner, Dr. Vincent Lam. “Nguyen, born in Vietnam but raised in the United States, brings a distinct perspective to the war and its aftermath. His book fills a void in the literature, giving voice to the previously voiceless while it compels the rest of us to look […]

Creative Catalysts

From the IFOA vaults, a round table from 2007 with Giller Prize-winning author Will Ferguson, bestselling crime writer Peter Robinson, 2015 RBC Taylor Prize nominee M.G. Vassanji and Governor General Award-winning author Richard B. Wright. They discuss what they’re reading in a panel entitled “Creative Catalysts.” Canadian writer Randy Boyagoda moderates.

Kim Thúy reads from Mãn

Last week, Kim Thúy‘s novel Ru won Canada Reads 2015: One Book To Break Barriers! We were lucky enough to have this delightful author at the International Festival of Authors last fall, where she presented her latest novel, Mãn. You can listen to a reading of this beautiful book below. And, if you missed any of […]

Heather O’Neill reads from The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

We were so excited to see the longlist for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction! Nominee Heather O’Neill was on our stage last spring to present her longlisted novel, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night. Listen to Heather read from this unforgettable coming-of-age tale below.

Augusten Burroughs on This Is How

Critically acclaimed American author Augusten Burroughs discussed This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike at IFOA in 2012. He was interviewed by Bert Archer. Check out the conversation below!  

Russell Banks on The Darling

At the 2004 International Festival of Authors, award-winning American author Russell Banks discussed his novel The Darling with Canadian playwright David Young. Hear their fascinating conversation about place, point of view, politics and more below.

J.K. Rowling on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

As part of the International Festival of Author‘s YoungIFOA programming in October 2007, we hosted the author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, at a sold-out event at the Winter Garden Theatre. For those of you not lucky enough to be in attendance, you can hear her reading from the seventh book in the […]

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