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IFOA SPECIAL FOCUSES

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Venues

Harbourfront Centre Box Office/Info:

Brigantine Room, Lakeside Terrace, Pub Hub, Studio Theatre Harbourfront Centre Main Building, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

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$18/$15 supporters PEN Event: $50

Each year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus. In 2015, we are pleased to present two exciting focuses: one on the work of upcoming and established poets from around the world, and the other on the rich culture and vibrant literary scene of Catalonia, which ties into our yearly spotlight on literary translation, Found in Translation.

Fleck Dance Theatre 3rd Floor, Queen’s Quay Terminal, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto

YoungIFOA: $5 (event) $14 (event + bookplate-making workshop) Publishing Delegate Panel: FREE Publishing Keynote Speaker and Interview: FREE Flex Pass: $120 for 10 tickets to be used in any combination for regularly priced events (subject to availability) ALL EVENTS IN THE PUB HUB ARE FREE.

IFOA is pleased to offer free tickets to youth 25 & under and students with valid ID (certain events with special ticketing are exempt). Offer only available in person or by phone, subject to availability.

The Humber School for Writers is once again running their fall workshop during the Festival. Learn from some of today’s top fiction writers, including Aleksandar Hemon, Miriam Toews and Meg Wolitzer. Also at the IFOA, Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences will present their second annual academic conference, Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens, in which international scholars will explore the themes of nationalism and identity.

For more information on Humber’s Festival programming, visit humber.ca.

TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF WORDS & IDEAS Celebrating its 36th year, the International Festival of Authors brings together some of the most exciting writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, round table discussions and special events in honour of the written word.

HUMBER @ IFOA

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Geoffrey E. Taylor, Director

36th edition

For the most up-to-date information, visit ifoa.org.

IFOA ONTARIO: OCTOBER 17 TO NOVEMBER 9 Presented by Lit On Tour, a consortium of organizations across Ontario

Now in its ninth year, the IFOA’s touring programme presents events in 17 Ontario locations, including Brantford, Burlington, Etobicoke, Hamilton, London, Markham, Midland, Oliver Paipoonge, Orillia, Owen Sound, Parry Sound, Penetanguishene, Scarborough, St. Catharines, Thunder Bay, Windsor and Woodstock. Events range from readings to round tables to interviews, and feature authors from the IFOA’s roster of the best international contemporary writers. For more information, visit litontour.com.

International Festival of Authors October 22 — November 1, 2015

@IFOA International Festival of Authors @internationalfestivalofauthors

Stay connected to all things IFOA with our new Festival app, available for download on iOS, Blackberry (Z10 and Legacy) and Android platforms. It’s FREE!

A registered, not-for-profit charitable organization: # 881940985

FESTIVAL PREVIEW


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2015 IFOA PARTICIPANTS Anna Aguilar-Amat

Brian Francis

Ben McNally

Karen Solie

Thursday, October 22

Samuel Archibald

Patrick Gale

Anne Michaels

Mike Steeves

Jami Attenberg

Assaf Gavron

Maurice Mierau

Rosemary Sullivan

8pm

Oana Avasilichioaei

Veronica Gaylie

Denise Mina

Ken Babstock

Ulrikka S. Gernes

Garvia Bailey

George Gibson

Jacob McArthur Mooney

Martha Baillie

James Grainger

Michel Basilières

Charlotte Gray

Ellen Bass

Richard Greene

Steven W. Beattie

Alexandra Grigorescu

Sara Blædel

Lauren Groff

Jared Bland

Sara Gruen

Giles Blunt

Garth Risk Hallberg

Christian Bök

Brecken Hancock

Hugh Brewster

Kate Hargreaves

Grant Buday

Carolyn Harris

Martyn Burke

Elizabeth Hay

John Burnside

Aleksandar Hemon

Catherine Bush

Lawrence Hill

Brendan de Caires

Dylan Horrocks

Claire Caldwell

Stevie Howell

Douglas Cameron

Helen Humphreys

Sue Carter

Kirstin Innes

Giuseppe Catozzella

Mark Anthony Jarman

Eric Reinhardt

Amanda Jernigan

Santiago Roncagliolo

Milan Jesih

Talya Rubin

Plum Johnson

Toni Sala

Sharon Johnston

Martí Sales

Mitsuyo Kakuta

Anakana Schofield

Emily M. Keeler

Richard Scrimger

Kate Cayley Wayson Choy Austin Clarke George Elliott Clarke Paul Cleave Flavia Company Tim Conley

A.F. Mortiz Andrew Motion Erín Moure Evan Munday Shane Neilson Hoa Nguyen Audrey Niffenegger Sophia Nikolaidou Alexandra Oliver Marc Pastor Molly Peacock Benjamin Percy Steven Pinker Jacinto Lucas Pires Andrée Poulin Jordi Puntí Andrew Pyper Damian Rogers

Hannah Kent

Åsne Seierstad

Jeff Latosik

Francesc Serés

Matt Lennox

Owen Sheers

Tracey Lindberg

Jim Shepard

David Macfarlane

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Rabindranath Maharaj

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Marina Endicott

Orest T. Martynowych

Neil Smith

Anne Enright

Andy McGuire

Teresa Solana

David Constantine Tim Cook Richard Crouse Nick Cutter Barry Dempster William Deverell Farzana Doctor

Russell Smith

Saturday, October 24, cont’d 4pm

Dane Swan

PLAY: The Door You Came In. Douglas Cameron, David Macfarlane. SDT

Witold Szabłowski

7pm

ARTIST TALK: Jami Attenberg. Moderator: Sue Carter. PH

Jillian Tamaki Jess Taylor Miriam Toews Steve Toltz Adrian Tomine Becky Toyne Gil Troy Priscila Uppal Jane Urquhart Guy Vanderhaeghe Peter Watts

PEN CANADA BENEFIT: Steven Pinker. FDT

Friday, October 23

10:30am YOUNGIFOA: Andrée Poulin. SDT

7:30pm

7:30pm

7:30pm

8:30pm

DOUBLE READING/INTERVIEW: Sara Gruen, Sarah Winman. BRG ROUND TABLE: Sara Blædel, Paul Cleave, Denise Mina, Jordi Puntí. Moderator: Ben McNally. SDT MEET THE CATALANS: Anna Aguilar-Amat, Flavia Company, Marc Pastor, Jordi Puntí, Toni Sala, Martí Sales, Francesc Serés, Teresa Solana. PH

Sarah Winman

Saturday, October 24 12pm

ROUND TABLE: William Deverell, Denise Mina, Ovidia Yu. LST

Meg Wolitzer

Liz Worth

12pm FOUND IN TRANSLATION READING/INTERVIEW: Witold Szabłowski. SDT

Richard B. Wright Ronald Wright Deanna Young Ovidia Yu Stacey Zembrzycki CBC English Poetry Prize Winner Cundill Prize in History Finalists

1pm

ROUND TABLE: Tim Conley, Jillian Tamaki, Sarah Winman. FDT

2pm

FOUND IN TRANSLATION READING: Giuseppe Catozzella, Flavia Company, Mitsuyo Kakuta, Matt Lennox, Jacinto Lucas Pires. BRG

2pm

POET SUMMIT: Brecken Hancock, Talya Rubin, Zachariah Wells, CBC Poetry Prize Winner. LST

Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction Finalists

2pm

Kobzar Literary Award Finalists

DOUBLE READING/INTERVIEW: Jami Attenberg, Adrian Tomine. FDT

Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalists NB: Participants subject to change.

POETRY ROUND TABLE: Ellen Bass, Veronica Gaylie, Erín Moure. Moderator: Oana Avasilichioaei. SDT

7:30pm

8:30pm

ROUND TABLE: Dylan Horrocks, Jillian Tamaki, Adrian Tomine. MC: Evan Munday. PH

Wednesday, October 28

Friday, October 30

Saturday, October 31, cont’d

FOUND IN TRANSLATION ROUND TABLE: Giuseppe Catozzella, Assaf Gavron, Witold Szabłowski. Moderator: Brendan de Caires. BRG

5:30pm

7:30pm READING: Nick Cutter,

3pm

4pm

4pm

POETRY READING: Brecken Hancock, Kate Hargreaves, Jeff Latosik, Andy McGuire, Talya Rubin, Zachariah Wells, Liz Worth. MC: Oana Avasilichioaei. PH

ROUND TABLE: Dylan Horrocks, Kirstin Innes, Eric Reinhardt, Russell Smith. Moderator: Emily M. Keeler. SDT

4pm

FOUND IN TRANSLATION ROUND TABLE: Sara Blædel, Marc Pastor, Teresa Solana, Ovidia Yu. Moderator: Martha Baillie. LST

4pm

Sunday, October 25 12pm

POERTY READING/INTERVIEW: Christian Bök. Interviewer: Peter Watts. BRG

HUMBER SCHOOL FOR WRITERS ROUND TABLE: Wayson Choy, Aleksandar Hemon, Anne Michaels, Richard Scrimger, Miriam Toews, Meg Wolitzer. SDT

7:30pm ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST

FICTION PRIZE FINALISTS. BRG

3:30pm PUBLISHING DELEGATE PANEL. BRG

INTERVIEW: George Gibson. BRG 8pm

GG Books Live! FDT

Seierstad. LST

7:30pm

READING: Martyn Burke, Hannah

7:30pm THE BEST CANADIAN POETRY LOUNGE: Barry Dempster,

Kent, Anakana Schofield, Owen Sheers, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. SDT

Thursday, October 29 7:30pm ROUND TABLE: Garth Risk

Hallberg, Russell Smith, Steve Toltz. BRG

7:30pm READING/INTERVIEW:

KOFFLER @ IFOA: Assaf Gavron. LST

Tuesday, October 27

ROUND TABLE: Samuel Archibald, Kate Cayley, Tim Conley, David Constantine. Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. SDT

6pm

7:30pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Rosemary Sullivan. Interviewer: Anne Michaels. BRG

7:30pm READING: Lauren Groff, Kirstin

2pm

2pm

2pm

2pm

ROUND TABLE: Samuel Archibald, Nick Cutter, Benjamin Percy, Andrew Pyper. Moderator: Becky Toyne. FDT KOBZAR @ IFOA: Grant Buday, Orest T. Martynowych, Maurice Mierau, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Stacey Zembrzycki. LST FOUND IN TRANSLATION POETRY ROUND TABLE: Anna Aguilar-Amat, Erín Moure, Martí Sales. Moderator: Oana Avasilichioaei. SDT

7:30pm RBC TAYLOR PRIZE SPOTLIGHT:

Tim Cook, Plum Johnson, Åsne Seierstad. BRG Innes, Audrey Niffenegger, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Neil Smith. FDT

7:30pm POETRY READING: Claire

Caldwell, Ulrikka S. Gernes, Stevie Howell, Damian Rogers, Deanna Young. SDT

8:30pm

A CELEBRATION OF BOOKTHUG:

Kate Hargreaves, Martí Sales, Mike Steeves, Jess Taylor, Liz Worth. Moderator: Emily M. Keeler. PH

ROUND TABLE: Marina Endicott, Anne Enright, Patrick Gale. Moderator: Catherine Bush. FDT

12pm

ARTIST TALK: John Burnside. Moderator: Steven W. Beattie. PH

7:30pm

Lawrence Hill. Interviewer: Richard Crouse. FDT

12pm

James Grainger, Alexandra Grigorescu, Hannah Kent, Matt Lennox, Robert J. Wiersema. MC: Brian Francis. BRG

7:30pm READING/INTERVIEW: Åsne

Monday, October 26

4:30pm PUBLISHING KEYNOTE/

Zachariah Wells Robert J. Wiersema

READING: Giles Blunt, Paul Cleave, William Deverell, Mitsuyo Kakuta, Benjamin Percy, Jacinto Lucas Pires, Toni Sala, Francesc Serés. MC: Brian Francis. BRG

Sunday, October 25, cont’d

ROUND TABLE: Tracey Lindberg, Åsne Seierstad, Ronald Wright. SDT

8:30pm POETRY READING: Oana

Avasilichioaei, John Burnside, Claire Caldwell, Milan Jesih, Andy McGuire. MC: Evan Munday. PH

Richard Greene, Stevie Howell, Amanda Jernigan, Jeff Latosik, Jacob McArthur Mooney, A. F. Moritz, Shane Neilson, Hoa Nguyen, Alexandra Oliver, Molly Peacock, Karen Solie, Priscila Uppal. LST

7:30pm

ROUND TABLE: Mark Anthony

Jarman, Santiago Roncagliolo, Guy Vanderhaeghe. SDT

Saturday, October 31 12pm

READING: Michel Basilières,

Farzana Doctor, Milan Jesih, Anakana Schofield. BRG

CUNDILL PRIZE IN HISTORY FINALISTS.

Moderator: Gil Troy. FDT

4pm

READING/INTERVIEW:

4pm

READING: Kate Cayley, Elizabeth Hay, Mark Anthony Jarman, Santiago Roncagliolo, Jim Shepard. LST

5pm

DOUBLE READING/INTERVIEW:

Garth Risk Hallberg. Interviewer: Jared Bland. BRG

Andrew Motion, Ronald Wright. Interviewer: Charlotte Gray. SDT

Sunday, November 1 12pm

AUSTIN CLARKE CELEBRATION:

1pm

ROUND TABLE: James Grainger, Alexandra Grigorescu, Andrew Pyper, Robert J. Wiersema. SDT

Austin Clarke, George Elliott Clarke, Dane Swan. MC: Garvia Bailey. BRG

2pm TORONTO BOOK AWARD CELEBRATION: Austin Clarke,

1pm READING/INTERVIEW: Jane Urquhart. Interviewer: Lawrence Hill. FDT

Charlotte Gray, Helen Humphreys, Rabindranath Maharaj, Rosemary Sullivan, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Richard B. Wright. BRG

2pm

2pm

READING: Patrick Gale, Sharon

4pm

POETRY GAMES. LST

ROUND TABLE: Martyn Burke, Sharon Johnston, Sophia Nikolaidou, Jim Shepard. Moderator: Hugh Brewster. BRG

2pm POETRY DOUBLE READING/ INTERVIEW: Damian Rogers,

Karen Solie. Interviewer: Ken Babstock. LST

Venue legend

BRG = Brigantine Room LST = Lakeside Terrace

Johnston, Andrew Motion, Sophia Nikolaidou, Steve Toltz. LST

NB: Schedule is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit ifoa.org. FDT = Fleck Dance Theatre PH = Pub Hub SDT = Studio Theatre


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