Tweet to WIN!

Celebrate IFOA by tweeting or instagraming your best IFOA photo. It could be a picture of one of our IFOA authors, you reading your favourite IFOA 35 book or something else—the more creative, the better. Tweet or instagram your photos throughout the day on tweetTuesday, October 21 for a chance to win the ultimate IFOA Golden Ticket: 2 tickets to an IFOA event of your choice (excluding the PEN Benefit) and an invitation to our exclusive Welcome Party, where you can rub elbows with some of today’s hottest authors. Be sure to hashtag your tweets on Tuesday and throughout the Festival using #IFOA35. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @IFOA and on Instagram @internationalfestivalofauthors!

Don’t have Twitter or Instagram? Send us your photo via email to media@ifoa.org. Good Luck!

Found in Translation

Now in its fifth year, the Found in Translation programme pays tribute to the art of literary translation. This year’s IFOA celebrates the importance of making literature available in multiple languages and platforms and analyzes the effects this has on readers across the globe.

FIT EVENTS

Globalization + Literature: Breaking Down Barriers
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 11AM – LAKESIDE TERRACE
Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Drago Jančar, Martin Solotruk. Host/Moderator: Martin Solotruk

Core of Meaning
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1PM – BRIGANTINE ROOM
Andrés Barba, Nicolás Casariego, Fuminori Nakamura, Gonçalo M. Tavares. Host/Moderator: Valerie Miles

Translate Yourself?
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1PM – LAKESIDE TERRACE
Maylis de Kerangal, Jessica Moore. Host/Moderator: Martha Baillie

CHINA@IFOA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1PM – LAKESIDE TERRACE
Tashi Dawa, Yucheng Jin, Yan Li, Zhanjun Shi. Host/Moderator: Jonathan Campbell

Around the World in 60 Minutes
SUNDAY, OCTOER 26, 4PM – STUDIO THEATRE
Andrés Barba, Jonas T. Bengtsson, Andrej Blatnik, Nicolás Casariego, Drago Jančar, Maylis de Kerangal, Yan Li, Valerie Miles, Fuminori Nakamura, Martin Solotruk. Host: Evan Munday

MYANMAR@IFOA
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1PM – LAKESIDE TERRACE
Nay Phone Latt, Ma Thida, Khin Mya Zin. Host/Moderator: Karen Connelly

See you there!

 

 

Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War


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Each year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus. This year, we are delighted to present Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and across the globe around WWI.

The year 2014 marks the centenary of the First World War. Although primarily a European conflict, the War had a global impact that continues to resonate into the 21st century, affecting politics, economics, sciences and the arts. Join us as we delve into historical works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama by Canadian and international writers that probe beyond historical facts and figures to look at how the world changed in the War’s aftermath.

FESTIVAL FOCUS EVENTS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 4PM
READING
: Ted Barris, Adam Foulds, Robert Glancy, David Macfarlane. Host: Nathan Whitlock

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 7:30PM
ROUND TABLE – WOMEN & WAR
: Anna Hope, Frances Itani, Kate Pullinger, Johanna Skibsrud. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2PM
CUNDILL PRIZE IN HISTORY
: Marla R. Miller, Stephen R. Platt. Host/Moderator: Chrisopher Manfredi

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2:30PM
READING/INTERVIEW: Anna Hope, Sarah Waters. Host/Interviewer: Carol Off

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 4PM
ROUND TABLE – OVER THERE: J.L. Granatstein, David Macfarlane, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 7:30PM
CANADA, FALL IN! Hugh Brewster

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 11AM
SHEVCHENKO@IFOA: Jars Balan, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Bohdan Kordan. Host/Moderator: Alexander Motyl

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2PM
ROUND TABLE – HOW WE REMEMBER WAR: Ted Barris, Hugh Brewster, J.L. Granatstein. Host/Moderator: Bert Archer

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 3PM
A CELEBRATION: Peter C. Newman

See you there, history fans!

 

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Rudy Wiebe on the challenges of biography

  Rudy Wiebe is a novelist, short story writer and essayist. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for The Temptations of Big Bear. In this clip, Wiebe discusses the challenge for biographers of gathering a nuanced picture of their subjects. For him, documenting the Cree leader Big […]

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Colm Tóibín on discipline

Colm Tóibín is the award-winning author of seven internationally acclaimed novels. In this clip, taken from the Humber School for Writers round table at the 2008 Festival, Tóibín recounts a piece of advice he was given by a friend on the discipline required to be a writer: “It’s slightly like being an athlete in that the more […]

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