IFOA XXX: October 28
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IFOA XXX: October 28

Every morning during the International Festival of Authors we’ll be previewing the day’s events and making our picks for the ones that seem most promising.

Douglas Coupland contemplates the Generations. Illustration by Sasha Plotnikova/Torontoist.

Today’s Events
8 p.m. — Reading: Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (Brigantine Room)
8 p.m. — Reading: Linwood Barclay, John Brady, Jennica Harper, Ian Rankin (Fleck Dance Theatre)
8 p.m. — Reading: Debra Adelaide, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Barry Dempster, Lisa Moore (Lakeside Terrace)
8 p.m. — Round Table: After the Epilogue: What Starts When the Writing Is Finished (Studio Theatre)
We are going to be both obvious and repetitive in today’s IFOA choice, opting, once again, for the reading associated with a literary prize’s shortlist. Our reasons were sound then and they remain so—prize readings are a great way to get a cross-section of the best (or at least, the most-discussed) new work cropping up on the the literary landscape. The Writers’ Trust shortlist includes a healthy mix of debut novelists and old familiar faces, and several of the writers are making their only appearances at the festival tonight.