Wednesday, January 20, 2016 |
UPDATE - Feb. 2, 2016: Wab Kinew will not return as host of Canada Reads in 2016. We thank Wab Kinew for his contribution to Canada Reads. We wish him all the best, and we'll announce a new host for Canada Reads 2016 soon.
Wab Kinew is a Canadian musician, broadcaster and university administrator, best known as a host of programming on CBC Radio and CBC Television. In 2014, Wab successfully defended Joseph Boyden's The Orenda on Canada Reads. Kinew has earned acclaim and awards in the many fields he's active in, from print journalism and broadcasting to academia to hip hop.
His first book, The Reason You Walk, was a Canadian bestseller and is currently shortlisted for the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize.