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The Canada Reads 2018 longlist is here!

Find out which books are on the longlist for the 17th edition of CBC's battle of the books. The debates take place March 26-29, 2018.

How Ali Hassan is getting ready to host Canada Reads 2018

Comedian Ali Hassan reveals how he plans to take on the challenge of hosting CBC's battle of the books for a second year.

In Toronto? Come to the the 2018 Canada Reads launch

Don't miss this chance to hear directly from the folks who will be front and centre in this year’s battle of the books.
Magic 8 Q&A

How love drives Canada Reads longlisted writer Tanya Talaga's work

The author of Seven Fallen Feathers answers eight questions from eight fellow writers.

3 things that inspired Canada Reads longlisted author Ahmad Danny Ramadan's debut novel

The novelist and gay refugee activist shares what inspired his Canada Reads longlisted novel, The Clothesline Swing.
Magic 8 Q&A

Canada Reads longlisted writer Cassie Stocks on living in fictional worlds

The author of the humorous novel Dance, Gladys, Dance answer eight questions from eight fellow writers.
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Why Canada Reads longlisted author Craig Davidson doesn't let criticism get to him

The author of the memoir Precious Cargo answers eight questions from eight fellow authors.
How I Wrote It

How Canada Reads longlisted author Sandra Perron found the courage to tell her story

In Out Standing in the Field, Canada's first female infantry officer tells the true story of her years in service.
Magic 8 Q&A

Canada Reads longlisted author Mark Sakamoto on how writing requires digging

The author of the memoir Forgiveness comments on the challenges behind it in his answers to eight questions from his peers.
Magic 8 Q&A

How Canada Reads longlisted writer Catherine Hernandez opens her heart to find the stories she should tell

The author of Scarborough covers her Filipino ancestry and other subjects in her answers to eight questions from her peers.
Magic 8 Q&A

Why Canada Reads longlisted novelist Sharon Bala abhors corporate speak

The award-winning author of The Boat People explains why she cherishes courageous language in her answers to eight questions by fellow writers.
Magic 8 Q&A

What gets Canada Reads longlisted author Cherie Dimaline through the tough parts of writing

The winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — text and the Kirkus Prize, takes the CBC Books Magic 8 Q&A.
Magic 8 Q&A

Why Canada Reads longlisted author S.K. Ali would dine with her character's mother

The author of the YA novel Saints and Misfits answers eight questions from eight fellow authors in our Magic 8 Q&A.
Magic 8 Q&A

Canada Reads longlisted author Ivan Coyote on 'writing from the guts'

The author of Tomboy Survival Guide answers eight questions submitted by eight other authors.
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Humble The Poet, championing Fifteen Dogs, wins Canada Reads 2017

Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis is the first book to win both Canada Reads and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
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Canada Reads 2017 Finale: Watch the replay

In the end, one book was eliminated and the other is now a Canada Reads winner. Watch the replay on-demand.
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Canada Reads 2017: ALL the highlights

From powerful opening statements to emotional revelations, re-live the memorable moments from this year's show.
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Humble The Poet on forgiving ourselves

Humble The Poet, who had been defending Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis all week, shared some fresh insights as to what the meditative novel could show us about the human condition.
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Measha Brueggergosman: Don't sleep on sci-fi

One of Brueggergosman's challenges on Canada Reads was defending a work of genre fiction — in the case of Company Town, an action-packed, imaginative sci-fi thriller.
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REPLAY: Canada Reads, Day Three

For the third day in a row, the final vote was tight, coming down to one deciding vote. Find out which two books made it to the finals.
Magic 8 Q&A

Andre Alexis on the greasiest job he ever had and why he hates writing sex scenes

The Canada Reads winner answers eight questions submitted by eight other authors.
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Measha Brueggergosman on the characters in Company Town

Brueggergosman eloquently responded to a Facebook user who agreed Company Town was inclusive, but felt most of the characters weren’t three-dimensional.
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Chantal Kreviazuk on Canada's part to play in the world

One of her arguments as to why the book should win Canada Reads this year has been that she believes The Right to be Cold explores a critical global issue from a distinctly Canadian perspective.

How to tune in to Canada Reads

Watch, listen, download or stream — here's how to connect with Canada's title fight, your way.
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Canada Reads 2017: Watch the Day Two replay

And then there were three. The battle of the books continues at 11 a.m. ET on March 29, 2017.