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Roland Gulliver: Reimagining the Toronto International Festival of Authors

Follow The Reader is our series featuring unconventional leaders and trailblazers. In February 2020, Roland Gulliver, former associate director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, was appointed director of the prestigious Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA). Honoured and excited, his aim was to expand, reboot and re-energize...

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Follow along: the best books about cults

Devotion. Wild abandon. Murder. Sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. Find all of these things and more in these books about cults from Jonestown to NXIVM.

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Meet the Bookstagrammer: @hplreads

We spoke with Catherine, a book blogger at Hot Pepper Latte about how bookstagram is shaping the conversation around reading today.

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Fenton Jagdeo on radical curiosity

Toronto Transit Commissioner Fenton Jagdeo explained his passion for radical curiosity and shared some of the books that have made him who he is.

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Meet the Bookstagrammer: @thelittlethingsandmore

We spoke with bookstagrammer @thelittlethingsandmore about how social media is empowering readers.

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Spencer West wants to do all he can

We spoke with disability activist and social media star Spencer West about representing disabled queerness and the books he looks to for inspiration.

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Meet the Bookstagrammer: @readwithsam

We spoke with bookstagrammer @readwithsam about how she uses social media to share her favourite books and discover things she never thought she'd read.

Author Interviews

Isabel Allende's feminist soul

About her new book, The Soul of a Woman, Isabel Allende says: "Feminism is a revolution [...] it started with anger and the desire for change."

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The best books for getting to know the real Princess Diana

Journalist Rosie DiManno offers guidance through the mountains of books written about Diana, Princess of Wales on what would have been her 60th birthday.

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