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.

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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.

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