IFOA 2013 Preliminary Line-up Announced

Mark your calendars and crack those books! We are thrilled to announce our preliminary line-up for the 34th annual International Festival of Authors. From established literary heavyweights to emerging young authors, this year’s line-up features an incredible array of talent.

Over 60 authors—writing in categories from literary fiction to memoir, poetry to thriller—have been confirmed for the 34th annual IFOA. Among those confirmed are Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Anne Carson, Douglas Coupland, Stephen King, Sam Lipsyte and Lisa Moore.

For a full list of confirmed authors, please click here.

We are also pleased to announce that tickets have now gone on sale to three IFOA special events: readings by the authors nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Tickets can be purchased at the links above or by phone at 416-973-4000.

The 34th annual International Festival of Authors takes place October 24 to November 3, 2013.


34th IFOA Opening Night Authors Announced

Stephen King

(c) Shane Leonard

Get your tickets! The 34th annual International Festival of Authors and PEN Canada are delighted to announce that Stephen King and Owen King will appear in conversation with Louise Penny at this year’s benefit event.

Stephen King and his son Owen will discuss the writing life as part of the annual event with all proceeds going to PEN Canada.

Owen King

(c) Danielle Lurie

The event takes place Thursday, October 24 at 8pm in the Fleck Dance Theater at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets are $100. Advance tickets go on sale to official Authors at Harbourfront Centre Patrons and PEN Canada Patrons at 1pm Tuesday, April 16. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 1pm on Thursday, April 18. Those interested in becoming a Patron of Authors at Harbourfront Centre can call 416-973-4760. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Harbourfront Centre box office at 416-973-4000 or visiting readings.org.

For more information click here.

The 34th annual International Festival of Authors takes place October 24 to November 3, 2013.