The CanLit Hunger Games: Canada vs. the World


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has hit theatres, which makes it high time for CBC Books to bring back our own literary version of the battle royal. Last year we had The CanLit Hunger Games where 24 Canadian-created characters faced off against each other in a hypothetical free-for-all. This year, we've raised the stakes and opened it up to the world! We've identified 24 iconic and memorable characters created by Canadian and international authors -- and we want you to choose who you think will emerge victorious! It's Team Canada vs. the World!

Let the games begin...

There are 12 Canadian and 12 world tributes, widely varying in age, abilities and experiences. Some of the characters here have lethal skills, like skull-crushing, super-strength or martial arts. Others may lack physical strength but have demonstrated cunning, resourcefulness and a powerful will to live. Some characters' best skills are that they appear perfectly normal and even friendly. Would one person dominate the field? Could alliances emerge? Which character would win the hearts of the audience, and possibly receive advantages? Learn more about them in our Tribute files. You can follow the eliminations here.

Vote for your tribute each day in the poll below until 12 p.m. ET on December 13. Each weekday, characters with the fewest votes will be eliminated until a sole survivor remains. We will announce the eliminations daily on Twitter (follow #CanLitHungerGames) and will round up the daily eliminations on CBC Books.

The sole survivor will be revealed on December 13! Rules and regs here.

Win prizes!

We're also giving away three Hunger Games prize packs, courtesy of Scholastic. Each prize pack includes a set of the Hunger Games hardcover trilogy, bookplates autographed by author Suzanne Collins, a Catching Fire movie poster and a Mockingjay pin. You can enter into our random draw by filling out the contest entry below the poll, telling us which character you think will ultimately triumph and why. Have fun. And may the odds be ever in your favour...

The finale battle (Vote until December 13!)


To enter the draw, fill out this form!