The International Festival of Authors, coming to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Oct. 22–Nov. 1, has announced its preliminary lineup of more than 50 authors spanning multiple genres and forms.
Man Booker Prize winner Anne Enright, Garth Risk Hallberg, Griffin Poetry Prize winners Christian Bök and Karen Solie, Lauren Groff and Meg Wolitzer, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winners Lawrence Hill and Miriam Toews, Baileys Prize winner Anne Michaels, Andrew Pyper, Anakana Schofield, Jillian Tamaki, Governor General’s Literary Award winner Jane Urquhart, and Guy Vanderhaeghe are just some of the authors participating.
This year’s events will have a dual focus on the works of both emerging and established poets worldwide, and on Catalan literature and culture.
The Humber School of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ academic conference, Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens, will explore themes of national and personal identity as part of the festival on Oct. 30 and 31.
Additional authors and special events are still to be announced. Visit ifoa.com for the full preliminary list of authors, updates, and ticket information.