'Little Criminals' snatches the prize in 2007
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.
• Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill, championed by John K. Samson.
• Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmozgis, defended by Steven Page.
• Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor, defended by Jim Cuddy.
• Song of Kahunsha by Anosh Irani, defended by Donna Morrissey.
• Children of My Heart by Gabrielle Roy, defended by Denise Bombardier.
Program: Canada Reads
Broadcast Date: March 2, 2007
Guest(s): Denise Bombardier, Jim Cuddy, Donna Morrissey, Steven Page, John K. Samson
Announcer: Judy Maddren
Host: Bill Richardson
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Photo: (L-R) Denise Bombardier, Steven Page, Jim Cuddy, Donna Morrissey and John K. Samson.
Last updated: June 11, 2013
Page consulted on September 10, 2014
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