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Event photos: IFOA

The 10-day International Festival of Authors is underway in Toronto until Oct. 30. Here are some photos from the events so far. (Photos courtesy of readings.org)

The five directors of the newly formed Word Alliance, a partnership of the world’s leading literary festivals (left to right): the IFOA’s Geoffrey Taylor; Ulrich Schreiber, director of the International Literature Festival Berlin; Alexandra Pearson, managing director of the Bookworm International Literary Festival in Beijing; Nick Barley, director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival; and Steve Grimwade, director and CEO of the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Emma Donoghue reads from her acclaimed novel Room.

Michael Cunningham signs books for festival attendees.

U.K. author Dan Rhodes at the signing table.