'King Leary' rules 'Canada Reads' 2008
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.
• King Leary by Paul Quarrington, championed by Dave Bidini.
• Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson, defended by Jemeni.
• From the Fifteenth District by Mavis Gallant, defended by Lisa Moore.
• Icefields by Thomas Wharton, defended by Steve MacLean.
• Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley, defended by Zaib Shaikh.
Program: Canada Reads
Broadcast Date: Feb. 29, 2008
Guest(s): Jemini , Dave Bidini, Steve Maclean, Lisa Moore, Zaib Shaikh
Host: Jian Ghomeshi
Photo: Dave Bidini with a copy of King Leary from CBC Still Photo Collection.
Last updated: February 9, 2012
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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