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Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Reading List


Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Reading List

The Toronto International Film Festival begins September 4th and runs through Septempter14th. Get ready to watch these documentaries and movies by checking out books from this TIFF reading list. More than 20 of these films were inspired by books, short stories or plays; 16 are listed here.

Click on the links below to find these titles in the library catalogue.

1.     Hector and the Search for Happiness by François Lelord

2.     Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking; TIFF Film: Theory of Everything

3.     The Humbling by Philip Roth

4.     The Enigma by Alan Turing

5.     Men Women & Children by Chad Kultgen (on order)

6.     Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari

7.     Still Alice by Lisa Genova

8.    This is Where I leave You by Jonathan Tropper

9.     Dead Stars by Bruce Wagner (on order)

10.   Wild by Cheryl Strayed

11.   Learning to Drive: And other life stories (e-book only) by Katha Pollitt

12.   Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

13.   Sufi Rapper: The Spiritual Journey of Abd al Malik (Autobiography title) by Abd Al Malik; TIFF Film: May Allah Bless France!

14.   Miss Julie by August Strindberg (a Play)

15.   The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

16.   Elephant Song by Nicolas Billon (a Play)


For CBC's top 10 list of books from TIFF read this CBC article. The complete list of the TIFF films can be found here.