2024 Festival:
October 21–27

Festival Reading List
October 21–27, 2024

The Reading List represents over 115 authors who will be joining us at our flagship Festival, taking place this year from October 21–27. Our home on Granville Island will come alive with the stories and minds of the world’s most compelling authors, both at home and abroad, including emerging voices not-to-be-missed.

Click the button below to dive into the interactive list! Search by title or author, filter by genre, or peruse the full list. Click on any book cover to learn more about the book and author. You can also view an interactive list of all authors.

If you would prefer to access a simple text version of the Reading List,  you can download it as a Word Doc.

New Additions

The Reading List is updated regularly with new additions—check back frequently or subscribe to our newsletter for updates!


2024 Guest Curator
KIM THÚY was born in Vietnam in 1968. At the age of 10 she left Vietnam along with a wave of refugees commonly referred to in the media as “the boat people” and settled with her family in Quebec, Canada. A graduate in translation and law, she has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, and restaurant owner.

Kim Thúy has received many awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2010, and was one of the top 4 finalists of the Alternative Nobel Prize in 2018. Her books have sold more than 850,000 copies around the world and have been translated into 31 languages and distributed across 43 countries and territories. She lives in Montreal where she devotes her time to writing.

Official Bookseller

These books are available from our Official Bookseller Book Warehouse, a division of Black Bond Books.

Looking for audiobooks? Check out our 2024 Festival Playlist on Libro.fm. Sign up for a Libro.fm account in support of the Vancouver Writers Fest, and a portion of the sales for every book you purchase will be shared with us!