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November 2011

Terry Fallis muses on how non-fiction changes the Canada Reads 'ball game'

The big news in Canada Reads 2012 is that the spotlight shines on non-fiction books this year. This is a Canada Reads first, so no one really knows how it's going to change the dynamic, particularly when the debates begin...... Read More »

Jian Ghomeshi talks Canada Reads: True Stories on CBC News Network

After revealing the Canada Reads 2012 contenders on Q and then again at a live event at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto, host Jian Ghomeshi stopped by CBC News Network to provide the inside scoop on this year's books...... Read More »

CBC Live at the Canada Reads 2012 launch event

CBC Live came down to to Canada Reads launch event on Wednesday and spoke to this year's panelists about their plans for the debates. The panelists came ready to play. Host Jian Ghomeshi says this year's panel is a "feisty" one, and...... Read More »

The Canada Reads team battles for their favourite 2012 books

Our celebrity panelists will be standing up for their favourite read in the February debates, but the Canada Reads team is ready to start right now! Five of our producers have chosen to go to bat for their favourite Canada......

Terry Fallis welcomes the Canada Reads: True Stories final five

Well, the news is finally out. The five finalists for Canada Reads 2012: True Stories have stepped into the ring and now the competition gets underway in earnest. Since the Top 10 list was announced a few weeks ago, the...... Read More »

Watch the Canada Reads reveal on Q

Yesterday, Jian Ghomeshi revealed the panelists and their book choices for the 2012 Canada Reads debates. The panelists also revealed their debating prowess publicly for the first time, when they were given 30 seconds each to tell the country why......

The Canada Reads 2012 panelists and books revealed!

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Stay tuned for the Canada Reads: True Stories big reveal!

The Canada Reads: True Stories books and celebrity panelists will be revealed by Jian Ghomeshi on Q on CBC Radio and right here on CBC Books at 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 23. The panelists will meet the......

Round-up: Meet the Top 10 authors

Over the past two weeks, we introduced readers to the Canada Reads: True Stories Top 10 authors, through a series of Q&As or by dipping into the CBC archives. On Wednesday, November 23, this list of 10 will be reduced to......

10 for the Top 10: Marina Nemat

The panelists are in the process of deciding which book they want to bring into the ring for the February debates. We'll reveal who they are — and the titles they choose — on November 23 on CBC Radio's Q......

Meet Top 10 author Ian Brown

The panelists are in the process of deciding which book they want to bring into the ring for the February debates. We'll reveal who they are — and the titles they choose — on November 23 on CBC Radio's Q......

Terry Fallis on how Canada Reads changed his life

Well, a week from now the five finalists for Canada Reads 2012: True Stories, will be unveiled thus kicking off the annual literary cage match (or what I like to call the great Canadian "donnybook"). In this final peaceful interregnum...... Read More »

10 for the Top 10: Ryan Knighton

The panelists are in the process of deciding which book they want to bring into the ring for the February debates. We'll reveal who they are — and the titles they choose — on November 23 on CBC Radio's Q......

Meet Top 10 author John Vaillant

The panelists are in the process of deciding which book they want to bring into the ring for the February debates. We'll reveal who they are — and the titles they choose — on November 23 on CBC Radio's Q......

Our second Perfect Pairings winner!

While the panelists decide which title to defend in this year's battle of the books, we are giving away a complete set of the Canada Reads: True Stories Top 10 every week. To enter, all you have to do......

Meet Top 10 author Roméo Daillaire

The panelists are in the process of deciding which book they want to bring into the ring for the February debates. We'll reveal who they are — and the titles they choose — on November 23 on CBC Radio's Q......

10 for the Top 10: Dave Bidini

The panelists are in the process of deciding which book they want to bring into the ring for the February debates. We'll reveal who they are — and the titles they choose — on November 23 on CBC Radio's Q......

Terry Fallis on reading, writing...and tweeting

Last year, for the first time in its history, Canada Reads gave book lovers a say in which titles would be considered for the debates. In light of Canadians' participation in the world of social media, this seemed like...... Read More »

10 for the Top 10: Carmen Aguirre

The panelists are in the process of deciding which book they want to bring into the ring for the February debates. We'll reveal who they are — and the titles they choose — on November 23 on CBC Radio's Q......

10 for the Top 10: Chester Brown

The panelists are in the process of deciding which book they want to bring into the ring for the February debates. We'll reveal who they are — and the titles they choose — on November 23 on CBC Radio's......

Our first Perfect Pairings winner

While the panelists decide which title to defend in this year's battle of the books, we are giving away a complete set of the Canada Reads: True Stories Top 10 every week. To enter, all you have to do is......

Our first Perfect Pairings winner

While the panelists decide which title to defend in this year's battle of the books, we are giving away a complete set of the Canada Reads: True Stories Top 10 every week. To enter, all you have to do is......

10 for the Top 10: Ken Dryden

The panelists are in the process of deciding which book they want to bring into the ring for the February debates. We'll reveal who they are — and the titles they choose — on November 23 on CBC Radio's Q......

10 for the Top 10: Margaret MacMillan

The panelists are in the process of deciding which book they want to bring into the ring for the February debates. We'll reveal who they are — and the titles they choose — on November 23 on CBC Radio's Q......

Introducing the Canada Reads 2012 resident blogger: Terry Fallis

I'd be grateful if someone could tell me where the last nine months have gone. It seems like just yesterday I was curled in the fetal position listening to the final day of the Canada Reads 2011 debates. Yet here...... Read More »

The Canada Reads: True Stories Top 10 revealed!

We held a public campaign to find out which memoirs, biographies and literary non-fiction titles Canadians want to see on Canada Reads: True Stories. Throughout the past few weeks, Canadians took up this challenge and nominated books for the Canada Reads:...... Read More »
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