2024 Festival:
October 21–27


Reading List

Welcome to our 2022 Festival Reading List!

This fall, the Vancouver Writers Fest returns to in-person programming on Granville Island, with over 115 authors in dozens of events across the island and in Vancouver. The Reading List represents a majority of the authors who will be appearing at the Festival from October 17—23.

Along with our 2022 Guest Curator Omar El Akkad, and our Spoken Word Curator Jillian Christmas, we’re excited to have assembled this list of books to delight, entertain, and inspire. With a generous balance of emerging and established authors, youth and adult titles, and a wide array of genres, there is something for everyone in these pages.

Download the Reading List below, or pick up a physical copy outside Festival House on Granville Island, or at Book Warehouse locations in Vancouver.

New Additions to
the 2022 Festival!


We’re thrilled to share the following late additions to this year’s Festival! Check here regularly, follow us on social media, or subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest updates.

The Return of Faraz Ali | Aamina AhmadEither/Or | Elif Batuman
Case Study | Graeme Macrae Burnet
Crema | Johnnie ChristmasGod Isn’t Here Today: Stories | Francine Cunningham
This Is Assisted Dying: A Doctor’s Story of Empowering Patients at the End of Life | Stefanie Green
The Rabbit Hutch | Tess Gunty
Tales of a Seventh-Grade Lizard Boy | Jonathan HillThe Power of Story: On Truth, the Trickster, and New Fictions for a New Era |
Harold R. Johnson (Celebrating the posthumous publication.)
Better Connected: How Girls Are Using Social Media for Good |
Tanya Lloyd Kyi & Julia Kyi, illustrated by Vivian Rosas
Looking for Jane | Heather Marshall
Kwändǖr | Cole Pauls