Some IFOA 2016 Book Covers We Love

We love book design at the IFOA! Here are just some of the great covers from this year’s library:

The never-ending news cover of Fauxccasional Poems:

Scott Tysdal, Fauxccasional Poems

 

Nina Bunjevac’s gorgeous illustrations for Fatherland:

Bunjevac, Fatherland

 

A Long Watch‘s gentle ocean:

Galappatti, A Long Watch

 

The beautiful profile on The Pain Tree:

Senior, The Pain Tree Cover

 

Fire‘s historical woodcut-inspired graphics:

Humphreys, Fire

 

The torn-paper landscapes of The High Mountains of Portugal, dotted with characters:

Martel, The High Mountains of Portugal

 

 

The Naturalist‘s combination of new and old scientific images and notes:

York, The Naturalist

 

The tempestuous graphics of Hag-Seed:

Atwood, HagSeed

 

The vivid colouring of The Little Communist Who Never Smiled:

Lafon, The Little Communist Who Never Smiled

 

Wild Rose‘s gentle ombre:

Butala, Wild Rose

 

The hungry goose on the cover of A Number of Things:

Urquhart, NumberofThings

 

The dark highway of I’m Thinking of Ending Things:

Reid, Im Thinking of Ending Things

 

The nightlights of Bright, Precious Days:

McInerney, Bright Precious Days

Stay tuned for these and many other attractive covers at the 37th edition of the International Festival of Authors, coming to Harbourfront Centre from October 20th-30th!

 

IFOA 2013 Preliminary Line-up Announced

Mark your calendars and crack those books! We are thrilled to announce our preliminary line-up for the 34th annual International Festival of Authors. From established literary heavyweights to emerging young authors, this year’s line-up features an incredible array of talent.

Over 60 authors—writing in categories from literary fiction to memoir, poetry to thriller—have been confirmed for the 34th annual IFOA. Among those confirmed are Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Anne Carson, Douglas Coupland, Stephen King, Sam Lipsyte and Lisa Moore.

For a full list of confirmed authors, please click here.

We are also pleased to announce that tickets have now gone on sale to three IFOA special events: readings by the authors nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Tickets can be purchased at the links above or by phone at 416-973-4000.

The 34th annual International Festival of Authors takes place October 24 to November 3, 2013.