Terry Fallis

Terry Fallis earned an engineering degree from McMaster University. Drawn to politics, he worked for cabinet ministers at Queen’s Park and Ottawa. His first novel, The Best Laid Plans, began as a podcast, then was self-published, won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, was re-published by McClelland & Stewart to great reviews, was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC’s Canada Reads as “the essential Canadian novel of the decade,” and became a CBC Television series. His next two novels, The High Road and Up and Down were finalists for the Leacock Medal, and in 2015, he won the prize a second time for his fourth book, No Relation. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons. He presents One Brother Shy.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday October 27, 2017

    • Uncovering the Past

      Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

      John Boyne, Terry Fallis and Frances Itani discuss familial relationships and the secrets found in their novels.


  • Saturday October 28, 2017

    • True North: Stories of Canada

      Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

      Carol Bruneau, Terry Fallis and Jesse Ruddock discuss about the state of Canadian literature with Ania Szado.


  • Monday October 30, 2017

    • IFOA Thunder Bay

      Cost: $15

      IFOA Thunder Bay welcomes authors Gary Barwin, Terry Fallis, Grace O'Connell and Jean E. Pendziwol.