Upset win for 'Next Episode' in 2003
Since its debut in 2002, CBC Radio's Canada Reads has quickly become a popular and influential show, attracting huge audiences and driving up book sales. Each year, CBC convenes a panel of prominent Canadians to each pick a work of Canadian fiction and argue why their choice should be the book that all of Canada reads. The CBC Digital Archives brings you a collection of the animated and entertaining final debates, winner "reveals" and interviews with the winning authors of Canada Reads.
The full list of books and their advocates for Canada Reads 2004 was:
• Next Episode by Hubert Aquin (translation of Prochain episode by Sheila Fischman), championed by Denise Bombardier.
• Sarah Binks by Paul Hiebert, defended by Will Ferguson.
• Life of Pi by Yann Martel, defended by Nancy Lee.
• The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys, defended by Mag Ruffman.
• The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston, defended by Justin Trudeau.
Program: Canada Reads
Broadcast Date: April 25, 2003
Guest(s): Denise Bombardier, Will Ferguson, Nancy Lee, Mag Ruffman, Justin Trudeau
Host: Bill Richardson
This clip was edited for copyright reasons.
Photo: Denise Bombardier reading from Next Episode. From the CBC Still Photo Collection.
Last updated: June 11, 2013
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