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 […]

Sign up now for CBC@IFOA Trivia Night!

Think you know books? Sign up for the CBC@IFOA Trivia Night on October 26 and show us your stuff! CBC Books

Teams can register by emailing Please put “CBC@IFOA Trivia Night” in the subject line. Teams will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis, and must consist of four people. A maximum of 18 teams can take part. Each team will be paired with an IFOA author upon arrival. There are great prizes-—and bragging rights-—to be won.

Spots are filling fast, so sign up today!

Don’t forget to check out all the great CBC@IFOA programming! There’s even a special CBC@IFOA Day Pass. You can find all the details about tickets and events here.


Members of our national public broadcaster’s radio and television team host, moderate and interview at Festival events on October 26. The CBC’s Garvia BaileyBrent Bambury, Gill Deacon, David Common, Patty Sullivan and Eleanor Wachtel take to the stage to help present some of the world’s best authors.CBC Books

CBC@IFOA features an exciting interview with popular children’s and young adult author Gordon Korman, as well as a stimulating round table with Brave New Word authors Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra and Abdellah Taïa, who will discuss their experiences writing about war in Israel, Iran, Chechnya and Morocco. Bosnian-American fiction writer Aleksandar Hemon will sit down for a one-on-one interview about his fascinating body of work, graphic novelists Peter Bagge and Seth will discuss their most recent books and the English-language winner of this year’s CBC Poetry Prize will read alongside poets Warren Clements, Beatriz Hausner, Christine McNair and Peter Norman. Both the English-language and French-language Poetry Prize winners will be presented with their awards by the CBC’s Shelagh Rogers and Kevin Sweet.

Also this year, we’re co-hosting a very special CBC Books Trivia Night. Come test your literary IQ with surprise CBC personalities and Festival participants in this fun and lively event. Click here to find out how to register!

A CBC@IFOA Day Pass is available now. It offers a chance to purchase a bundle of five tickets, one to each ticketed CBC@IFOA event, for the low price of $50 (plus a service charge). To buy your CBC@IFOA Day Pass, call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000.

IFOA buzz!

The Festival starts tomorrow and everyone’s talking about it! In case you’ve missed the buzz (but how could you have?) here are some recent highlights:

Quill & Quire staff put together a thoughtful list of event recommendations. These people know what they’re talking about.

On Saturday the Toronto Star had a great spread on science, speculative fiction and fantasy at IFOA, including some event highlights.

Becky Toyne shared her IFOA lessons learned in a how-to over at Open Book: Toronto (plus staff picks!).

And CBC Books brings us the low-down on IFOA authors’ book picks, including what Miriam Toews is reading.

And that’s just a sampling! For more information about the Festival, visit

One more sleep!