Canada Reads 2014 vote for the top 10 here

January 2012

Toronto reads the Canada Reads contenders

Last week, CBC Toronto's Here and Now talked to people who feel a special connection to the Canada Reads 2012 contenders. On Monday, January 23, Here and Now host Laura Di Battista spoke with Magdalena Diaz, an Oakville woman whose......

Daybreak Alberta reviews the Canada Reads contenders

Daybreak Alberta, the weekend morning show in Alberta, turned to their esteemed books columnist, Laurie Greenwood, for her take on all five of the Canada Reads contenders. Laurie is a former book seller and current book maven and her......

Dave Bidini on The Next Chapter

Every year, the Canada Reads authors sit down with The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers to discuss their life, writing and what it's like to have their book up for national debate. We will share all the interviews on the Canada Reads......

Is The Game the greatest hockey book ever written?

Island Morning, the CBC morning show in Prince Edward Island, is on a quest to find out. In honour of Canada Reads and Hockey Day in Canada, they asked five book lovers from across the province to make a case......

The Canada Reads team discusses their book's most important message

Congratulations to HNIC1000, the latest winner of a Canada Reads prize pack, which consists of copies of all five books and an always fashionable and extremely practical Canada Reads tote bag. We're giving away another set this week. Keep reading......

John Vaillant's playlist for The Tiger

Tom Allen, host of CBC Radio 2's Shift, invited all the Canada Reads 2012 authors to come on his show and share a playlist inspired by their books. In turn, we will share this playlist with you! First up: John......

Podcast: Anne-France Goldwater discusses The Tiger

The countdown to Canada Reads is on. The debates are in February, but you can get in the game now. Each week, we are talking to a different panelist about their prep and plans as they ready themselves for......

John Vaillant's influences: Conflict tigers and deadly bears

John Vaillant was inspired to write The Tiger after seeing the film Conflict Tiger by documentary filmmaker Sasha Snow. Shot over five weeks on location in the far east of Russia, Conflict Tiger is about tiger hunting. But, like John...... Read More »

John Vaillant Live Chat: Watch the replay

John Vaillant has long had a taste for adventure, and in 1998 turned his passion into a career as a journalist travelling to remote areas of the world. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National...... Read More »

Terry Fallis discusses The Tiger on Here and Now

Our resident blogger is now a radio star! Every Wednesday until the Canada Reads debates, Terry Fallis is stopping by Here and Now Toronto to discuss the final five books. This week, Terry talked about The Tiger by John Vaillant......

Terry Fallis takes a bite out of The Tiger

The suspense John Vaillant so brilliantly weaves into The Tiger had my heart pounding as I turned the pages of this remarkable story. Set in the forest near a remote village in the far east of Russia back in 1997,...... Read More »

John Vaillant on how The Tiger came to be

Every week leading up to the debates in February, Canada Reads is putting the spotlight on one of the five books in contention. From January 23 to January 29, we are exploring The Tiger by John Vaillant. The Tiger is......

John Vaillant on The Next Chapter

Every year, the Canada Reads authors sit down with The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers to discuss their life, writing and what it's like to have their book up for national debate. We will share all the interviews on the......

The Canada Reads team discusses their book's biggest weakness

Congratulations to LolaJane, the latest winner of a Canada Reads prize pack, which consists of copies of all five books and an always fashionable and extremely practical Canada Reads tote bag. We're giving away another set this week. Keep reading......

Podcast: Arlene Dickinson discusses Prisoner of Tehran

There are only weeks left until our favourite battle of the books. But sit tight, we've got the first look at this year's panelists and their plans for coming out on top. So far, we've caught up with The...... Read More »

Maja Ardal discusses taking Prisoner of Tehran from page to stage

Maja Ardal has more than 40 years of theatre experience to her name. She's worked as an actor, director, playwright and drama instructor, and is the former artistic director of Young People's Theatre. She currently teaches playwriting at Humber College and acting...... Read More »

Marina Nemat Live Chat: Watch the replay

Marina Nemat was only 16 years old when she was arrested and thrown into Evin, Iran's notorious political prison. During her incarceration, she was tortured and narrowly escaped being executed -- her life was spared only because one of the...... Read More »

Terry Fallis discusses Prisoner of Tehran on Here and Now

Our resident blogger is now a radio star! Every Wednesday until the Canada Reads debates, Terry Fallis is stopping by Here and Now Toronto to discuss the final five books. This week, Terry talked about Prisoner of Tehran by Marina......

Terry Fallis explores Prisoner of Tehran

Marina Nemat's personal story of courage, resilience and rebirth held me in its grip from start to finish. Prisoner of Tehran reminds us all of the human capacity to endure and eventually overcome torture, terror, tragedy and injustice. It hardly...... Read More »

Marina Nemat on speaking out

Every week leading up to the debates in February, Canada Reads will put the spotlight on one of the five books in contention. From January 16 to January 22, we are exploring Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat. Prisoner of......

Marina Nemat on The Next Chapter

Every year, the Canada Reads authors sit down with The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers to discuss their life, writing and what it's like to have their book up for national debate. We will share all the interviews on the......

The Canada Reads team discusses the challenges within their contenders

Congratulations to GabeFritzen, the latest winner of a Canada Reads prize pack, which consists of copies of all five books and an always fashionable and extremely practical Canada Reads tote bag. We're giving away another set this week. Keep reading......

Podcast: Shad discusses Something Fierce

We know you're biting your nails, anxiously waiting for this year's debates in February. Until then, we've got you covered. Last week, we caught up with The Game defender, Alan Thicke.  This week, we talk to Shad, a witty......

Carmen Aguirre's favourite Canadian plays

Carmen Aguirre told Shelagh Rogers that she's read more than 100 memoirs in the past few years. But as a theatre artist, she's also passionate about plays. So when we asked Carmen to share a list of her favourite reads, she chose......

Carmen Aguirre Live Chat: Watch the replay

Image: Tanja-Tiziana Burdi/CBC Born in Chile, Carmen Aguirre came to Canada as a young child in the wake of the 1973 coup, led by General Augusto Pinochet, which overthrew the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende. Her family...... Read More »

Terry Fallis discusses Something Fierce on Here and Now

Our resident blogger is now a radio star! Every Wednesday until the Canada Reads debates, Terry Fallis is stopping by Here and Now Toronto to discuss the final five books. This week, Terry talked about Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre...... Read More »

Terry Fallis checks out Something Fierce

This week, the spotlight shines on Carmen Aguirre's tense and taut memoir, Something Fierce. The book is aptly named. At first glance, Carmen seems young to have written a memoir. But that shallow thought is banished after reading Something Fierce....... Read More »

Carmen Aguirre on deciding to share her story with the world

Every week leading up to the debates in February, Canada Reads will put the spotlight on one of the five books in contention. From January 9 to January 15, we are exploring Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by...... Read More »

Carmen Aguirre on The Next Chapter

Every year, the Canada Reads authors sit down with The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers to discuss their life, writing and what it's like to have their book up for national debate. We will share all the interviews on the......

The Canada Reads team explores identity in their chosen titles

Congratulations to Lana Shupe, the latest winner of a Canada Reads prize pack, which consists of copies of all five books and an always fashionable and extremely practical Canada Reads tote bag. We're giving away another set this week.......

Podcast: Alan Thicke discusses The Game

For the next five weeks, we'll be offering you a sneak peek at this year's panel and how they are prepping for the upcoming battle of the books. We're starting things off with a Canadian icon known for his......

Contest: What question would you ask in the Canada Reads debates?

Which book is the most "Canadian"? Which book has the strongest sense of place? How does each book deal with loss?Which book got the strongest emotional reaction from you? These are some of the questions that were asked in past......

Ken Dryden in the CBC Archives

As a legendary hockey player and respected politician, Ken Dryden has often been in the media spotlight. His relationship with the CBC dates back to 1972, when he first made headlines as the new star goalie for the Montreal Canadiens. Over the years, The Game...... Read More »

Ken Dryden Live Chat: Watch the replay

Image: Tanja-Tiziana Burdi/CBC Ken Dryden was a legendary goalie for the Montreal Canadiens. He has written five books and served as a Liberal MP for seven years.  As a goalie for the Canadiens in the 1970s, Ken Dryden won...... Read More »

Terry Fallis discusses The Game on Here and Now

Our resident blogger is now a radio star! Every Wednesday until the Canada Reads debates, Terry Fallis is stopping by Here and Now Toronto to discuss the final five books. This week, Terry talked about The Game by Ken Dryden......

Terry Fallis gets into The Game

As we head into the home stretch of Canada Reads 2012, my final five posts will be all about the books themselves. Each week I'll take a closer look at one of the five finalists. First up is Ken Dryden's...... Read More »

Ken Dryden on The Next Chapter

Every year, the Canada Reads authors sit down with The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers to discuss their life, writing and what it's like to have their book up for national debate. We will share all the interviews on the......

Ken Dryden on how he writes

Each week leading up to the debates in February, Canada Reads will look at each book in contention more closely. From January 2 to January 8, we will explore The Game by Ken Dryden. The Game will be defended by...... Read More »
« December 2011 | February 2012 »
Comments are closed.