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February 2012

Terry Fallis looks back at an intense four days of debates

My heart rate did not return to normal until late Thursday afternoon. I was exhausted. Watching Canada Reads 2012 brought back wonderful memories of last year's competition, and kept many Canadians glued to their computers, television sets or radios. Day...... Read More »

Carmen Aguirre shares her defining moment with Strombo

Canada Reads-winning author Carmen Aguirre sat down in the red chair to chat with George Stroumboulopoulos recently. While her complete interview will air later in the spring, the team at Strombo wanted to share Carmen's defining moment. Carmen wanted to...... Read More »

Shad and Carmen Aguirre on Q

Less than 24 hours after his dramatic Canada Reads victory, award-winning rapper Shad stopped by the Q studios to discuss the past four days of heated debate. Joining him was Carmen Aguirre, author of Canada Reads 2012 champion Something Fierce:...... Read More »

Day Four: Something Fierce survives, named the Canada Reads 2012 champion

Shad took home the Canada Reads crown on February 9, after four days of fierce debates. His chosen title, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, narrowly edged out Alan Thicke's choice, The Game by Ken Dryden, in a 3-2...... Read More »

Day Three: On a Cold Road is out

Welcome to the Canada Reads Day Three: Wednesday, February 8. Catch all the action below in our livechat/video player. Warning: the video contains coarse language. Which book would you like to see eliminated during day three? Have your say in...... Read More »

Day Two: The Tiger says good-bye

Welcome to Canada Reads Day Two: Tuesday, February 7. You can watch the live chat and livestream replay below. Which book would you like to see eliminated during day two? Have your say in the poll below! Polls will remain...... Read More »

Day One: Prisoner of Tehran is the first book to go

In a dramatic tie-breaking vote, Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat was the first book to be knocked out in Canada Reads 2012.If you missed the day one debates, you can replay the video and the live chat below: One book...... Read More »

The countdown to Canada Reads is on!

Tune in February 6-9 to catch all the action during this year's battle of the books. Legendary actor Alan Thicke, supermodel Stacey McKenzie, Dragons' Den star Arlene Dickinson, hip hop luminary Shad and renowned litigator Anne-France Goldwater will lace up......

The Canada Reads team offers advice to the 2012 panel

Congratulations to Joy Walker, 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......

Podcast: Stacey McKenzie discusses On a Cold Road

Canada Reads 2012 begins on Monday! We've heard from four of the panelists during the Canada Reads podcast. Today, we hear from the last (but certainly not least!) defender, supermodel Stacey McKenzie. Canada Reads host Jian Ghomeshi with panelist......

Carmen Aguirre's playlist for Something Fierce

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! Below, Carmen Aguirre and...... Read More »

Dave Bidini's playlist for On a Cold Road

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! Below, Dave Bidini......

Marina Nemat's playlist for Prisoner of Tehran

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! Below, Marina Nemat and...... Read More »

Dave Bidini Live Chat: Read the replay!

Dave Bidini was the rhythm guitarist for the Rheostatics, who are still widely considered one of Canada's most influential and unconventional rock bands of the 1980s and '90s. In 1998, Bidini published his first book, On a Cold Road,...... Read More »

Ken Dryden's playlist for The Game

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! Below, Ken Dryden...... Read More »

Terry Fallis discusses On a Cold Road 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 On a Cold Road by...... Read More »

Terry Fallis cracks open On a Cold Road

Like Dave Bidini, in the early 1980s I played guitar and sang in a rock band. Unlike Dave Bidini, my band never really had a future. I thought we were pretty good. But thankfully, none of us thought we were...... Read More »
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