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39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

October 18-28, 2018

The Toronto International Festival of Authors is an eleven-day celebration of words and ideas, for curious readers of every kind.

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In Conversation: Miriam Toews

October 19, 2018

Join Miriam Toews, award-winning author of All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness for a transformative discussion about her latest book Women Talking.

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Toronto Poetry Slam: Featuring Jennifer Alicia Murrin

October 19, 2018

Back for the second time at the Festival, this high-energy poetry showcase features some of the city’s most engaging spoken-word artists.

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Book Bash: Canadian Children’s Literature Festival

October 20, 2018

Join some of Canada’s best-known children’s authors and illustrators for a fun-filled afternoon of activities for kids that celebrate Canadian books and make reading fun.

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Double Interview: Ted Barris & Tim Cook

October 20, 2018

Ted Barris and Tim Cook will be interviewed by Hugh Brewster. This event will be hosted by Ania Szado.

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Double Interview: James Bartleman and Wayne Grady

October 20, 2018

The writers in this forum tackle themes of love and betrayal, privilege, race, separation and regret. The interview will be led by Steven Beattie and hosted by Ania Szado.

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Toronto Lit Up: Launch of Launches

October 20, 2018

Come celebrate the Toronto Lit Up book launches of 2018 during this free reception!

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Double Interview: Amitava Kumar & Ruby Namdar

October 20, 2018

Amitava Kumar and Ruby Namdar will be interviewed by Ian Austen. This event will be hosted by Amy Jones.

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Man Booker Prize 50th Anniversary: Featuring Marlon James

October 20, 2018

Celebrated Jamaican author Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings. He will be joined onstage by other past winners, and nominees to discuss the impact the award has had on their lives.

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Anne Michaels & Special Guests

October 20, 2018

Anne Michaels will be presenting excerpts from two books, Railtracks, a unique collaboration for theatre, co-written with the British writer John Berger, and Infinite Gradation, a meditation on the mystery at the heart of our mortality, about hope in art and what art makes of death.

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Black Box Session: Humber School for Writers, Love & Defiance Podcast

October 20, 2018

The Black Box session is a live taping of Humber School for Writers’ upcoming Love and Defiance podcast.

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Panel: Brannavan Gnanalingam, Witi Ihimaera & Maryam Madjidi

October 21, 2018

Featured books in this conversation all focus on themes of location and displacement, and how place can affect characters, cultures and family.

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