Friday, January 28, 2011 |
There are only two weeks left until the Canada Reads contenders duke it our for the coveted title. Until then, we've got you covered, offering you a first look at this year's panelists, and how they plan to take down the competition.
A rural Nova Scotian community, a national election and Olympic dreams all got the Canada Reads treatment so far.
This week, our latest panelist shines the spotlight on Essex County by Jeff Lemire.
Essex County is a sensitive trilogy that captures the broken promises and abandoned dreams of a small farming community.
Sara Quin, indie music darling and one half of the internationally known duo Tegan & Sara, is defending Essex County. It's the first graphic novel to become a Canada Reads contender. Sara Quin joined us from the CBC studios in Vancouver to discuss her strategy for defending a grapbic novel and how she's prepping for the debates.
The debates will air on February 7, 8 and 9 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET on CBC Radio One (2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland).
Next week, we'll finish off our final five by discussing Unless by Carol Shields with its backer, actor Lorne Cardinal.