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Which book would you save on Canada Reads?
Vote for your favourite! If there's a five-way tie on the first day, the most popular book will be protected from elimination.
Meet the contenders for CBC's battle of the books
Five panellists, five books — only one can win! Which book does Canada need now?
How to tune in to Canada Reads
Watch, listen, download or stream — here's how to connect with Canada's title fight, your way.
Watch the book trailers
Get to know the five Canada Reads contenders before the debates begin March 27.
Ali Hassan prepares to host this year's Canada Reads
Comedian and CBC personality Ali Hassan will host this year's battle-of-the-books competition, Canada Reads.
My Life In Books
8 books that influenced Canada Reads author M.G. Vassanji
The Canada Reads finalist shares some of the books that have shaped his life and work.
The Next Chapter
Sheila Watt-Cloutier on raising awareness about climate change in the Arctic
Shelagh Rogers talks with the Canada Reads 2017 author about her memoir The Right to Be Cold, which puts a human face on the climate change issue.
How I Wrote It
How Katherena Vermette turned a terrible vision into a visionary debut novel
The award-winning poet on how an image she just couldn't shake led to her first novel, Canada Reads finalist The Break.
Get to know Canada Reads panellist Jody Mitic
M.G. Vassanji poses a series of questions to the defender of his novel.
Magic 8 Q&A
Madeline Ashby on why you have to earn your endings
The Canada Reads finalist answers eight questions submitted by eight other authors.
Get to know Canada Reads panellist Chantal Kreviazuk
Sheila Watt-Cloutier poses a series of questions to the defender of her book.
Magic 8 Q&A
Sheila Watt-Cloutier on the lifelong fight to maintain her Indigenous voice
The Canada Reads finalist answers eight questions submitted by eight other authors.
Magic 8 Q&A
Katherena Vermette on why quiet stories speak the loudest
The Canada Reads finalist answers eight questions submitted by eight other authors.
Get to know Canada Reads host Ali Hassan
Ali Hassan moderates four days of debate for CBC's annual battle of the books.
Magic 8 Q&A
Andre Alexis on the greasiest job he ever had and why he hates writing sex scenes
The Canada Reads finalist answers eight questions submitted by eight other authors.
Get to know Canada Reads author Madeline Ashby
Tamara Taylor poses a series of questions to the author of Company Town.
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Jody Mitic defends Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji for Canada Reads
Jody Mitic on why Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji deserves to be Canada Reads champion.
Get to know Canada Reads panellist Humble The Poet
André Alexis poses a series of questions to the defender of his novel.
The Next Chapter
Katherena Vermette on capturing the brutality and beauty of Winnipeg's North End
Katherena Vermette's debut novel, The Break, will be championed by Candy Palmater on Canada Reads 2017.
Get to know Canada Reads author Katherena Vermette
Candy Palmater poses a series of questions to the author of The Break.
How I Wrote It
M.G. Vassanji on how an idle thought grew into several big ideas
The Canada Reads author reveals the creative process behind his speculative novel Nostalgia.
The Next Chapter
Madeline Ashby on sci-fi and self-acceptance
Madeline Ashby's sci-fi novel Company Town takes place on an oil rig in the near future — and is a contender for Canada Reads.
Get to know Canada Reads panellist Candy Palmater
Katherena Vermette poses a series of questions to the defender of her novel.
My Life In Books
Chantal Kreviazuk: 5 books that changed my life
Canada Reads panellist Chantal Kreviazuk will defend The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier from March 27 to 30.