Toronto International Festival of Authors

October 22 – November 1, 2020 | Harbourfront Centre | Official website

Presenting the finest international novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers, TIFA is one of the largest literary festivals in the world.

attendees watch presenters on a stage for the International Festival of Authors

Bringing a new world into focus

Celebrating its 41st year in 2020, the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature in a brand new virtual format that will be primarily free and accessible from around the world. TIFA will bring together over 200 authors alongside musicians, artists and performers through live-streamed conversations, readings, performances, workshops and more, connecting communities and diving into important discussions relevant to these unprecedented times.

The full 2020 Festival lineup will be announced on September 22, 2020.

Most live events have been postponed, adapted or offered virtually in 2022.

Toronto follows public health measures enacted by the Ontario government to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Check the event website for the most up-to-date information. The content below may be outdated from previous years.

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