2013

 

Esi Edugyan and Donovan Bailey talk Canada Reads

Donovan Bailey is used to competition. And now the two-time Olympic champion is taking on a new challenge: Canada Reads. He's a panelist for...

Need a holiday read? The Canada Reads contenders share their faves

When the weather outside is frightful, there's nothing better than curling up with a good book -- and who knows this better than the...

Kathleen Winter and Sarah Gadon talk Canada Reads

The 2014 contenders were revealed on November 27. Actor Sarah Gadon is one of the panelists this year and she chose to champion Annabel...

Author + panelist = ?: Trent McClellan and Lisa Moore talk Canada Reads

Last year's champ returns! Trent McClellan will be our guide to the Canada Reads experience. Follow along as he blogs and tweets about the...

VIDEO: The Canada Reads authors speak

On November 27, the panelists met the authors of their chosen books. So, naturally, we made each of the authors join us in a...

Wab Kinew and Joseph Boyden talk Canada Reads

We met the contenders for Canada Reads 2014 on November 27. Journalist, activist and hip-hop artist Wab Kinew is a panelist this year and...

Samantha Bee and Rawi Hage talk Canada Reads

The Canada Reads 2014 contenders were revealed on November 27. The Daily Show's most senior correspondent Samantha Bee is a panelist this year, and...

Stephen Lewis talks The Year of the Flood

Stephen Lewis has chosen to defend Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood for Canada Reads 2014. Why? Because he believes the health of...

Trent McClellan's advice for this year's contenders

Trent McClellan and Jay Baruchel, the final two contenders in Canada Reads 2013. Last year's champ returns! Trent McClellan will be our guide to...

The #canadareads2014 Twitter chat schedule

The Canada Reads Twitter chats are back! For six weeks in the winter of 2014, we will dedicate one hour-long chat to each of...

DNTO talks stories of change

Canada Reads 2014 is all about stories having the power to change Canada. Andthis past Saturday DNTO took a page from Canada Reads and tackled...

Trent's take on the Canada Reads contenders

Last year's champ returns! Trent McClellan will be our guide to the Canada Reads experience. Follow along as he blogs, tweets and more about...

Guess the first lines of the Canada Reads contenders

First lines can make or break a book. The right first line sets the tone for the rest of the story. A wrong first...

Canada Reads correspondent: Trent McClellan

Trent McClellan won Canada Reads 2013 with an eloquent and passionate defense of February by Lisa Moore. This year, he's back! But not to...

Canada Reads 2014: The contenders

Miss the debates? Watch all the episodes here. The Winner: Wab Kinew defends The Orenda by Joseph Boyden Wab Kinew is an award-winning journalist,...

Canada Reads on The National

In the clip below, CBC's Deana Sumanac reports on the homegrown phenomenon that is Canada Reads. Related links: Watch the Canada Reads 2014 launch event...

Canada Reads 2014 launch: Your photos

Hundreds of Canada Reads fans piled into the CBC building in Toronto to see firsthand the 2014 panelist and author reveal. The writers and celebrities...

Q: The Canada Reads 2014 panel reveal

What is the one book that could change Canada? That's the question being posed to the Canada Reads 2014 panelists, and although we don't have...

VIDEO: Canada Reads 2014 launch

On Wednesday, November 27, we revealed the 2014 Canada Reads books and panelists. Check out the on-demand video above and scroll through the photo...

Introducing our Canada Reads correspondent: Trent McClellan

Last year's champ returns! Trent McClellan will be our guide to the Canada Reads experience. Follow along as he blogs, tweets and more about...

Canada Reads 2014: Meet the Top 10

What is the one novel that could change Canada? That's the question we put to you, Canada, earlier this year. And you answered! Thousands...

The book that changed Esi Edugyan's life

We're asking Canadians to share how a novel or story changed their life. There's a great prize on the line: you could win a...

The stories that changed Margaret Atwood's life

Photo credit: Jean Malek We're asking Canadians to share how a novel or story changed their life. There's a great prize on the line:...

Who are the Canada Reads 2014 finalists? Find out TODAY!

Who will be the Canada Reads 2014 panelists? What books will they champion in the debates in March? You can find out on Wednesday,...

The book that changed Cory Doctorow's life

We're asking Canadians to share how a novel or story changed their life. There's a great prize on the line: you could win a trip...

How well do you know Canada Reads?

So you tune in every year, you read all the books...but how well do you really know Canada Reads? Test your knowledge in our challenging...

Come out to the Canada Reads 2014 reveal!

Who will be the Canada Reads 2014 panelists? What books will they champion in the debates in March? You can find out on Wednesday, November...

Get to know the Top 40: 6 Books that will change your perspective on Canada

There are 40 books on the Canada Reads longlist. Where should you begin? How should you cast your precious votes? Don't worry: we're here...

Which books will make the Top 10?

Thank you to everyone who voted! Thousands of votes poured in from across Canada! The Canada Reads team will now tally the votes. The Top...

Get to know the Top 40: 5 Books that will change your perspective on the world

There are 40 books on the Canada Reads longlist. Where should you begin? How should you cast your precious votes? Don't worry: we're here...

Get to know the Top 40: 5 Books that will change your perspective on art and culture

There are 40 books on the Canada Reads longlist. Where should you begin? How should you cast your precious votes? Don't worry: we're here...

Get to know the Top 40: 5 Books that will change your perspective on war

There are 40 books on the Canada Reads longlist. Where should you begin? How should you cast your precious votes? Don't worry: we're here...

Get to know the Top 40: 5 Books that will change your perspective on family

There are 40 books on the Canada Reads longlist. Where should you begin? How should you cast your precious votes? Don't worry: we're here...

Get to know the Top 40: 4 Books that will change your perspective on sexuality

There are 40 books on the Canada Reads longlist. Where should you begin? How should you cast your precious votes? Don't worry: we're here...

Get to know the Top 40: 5 books that will change your perspective on the future

There are 40 books on the Canada Reads longlist. Where should you begin? How should you cast your precious votes? Don't worry: we're here...

Get to know the Top 40: 5 books that will change your perspective on the past

There are 40 books on the Canada Reads longlist. Where should you begin? How should you cast your precious votes? Don't worry: we're here...

Canada Reads Top 40: Explore the books

UPDATE: Voting for the Top 10 is now closed. The Top 10 will be revealed on November 12. While you wait, you can get to...

Canada Reads Top 40: Vote for the Top 10

UPDATE: Voting for the Top 10 is now closed. The Top 10 will be revealed on November 12. While you wait, you can get to...

Terry Fallis shares his Canada Reads book choices

Terry Fallis has been a friend of Canada Reads ever since 2011, when his book The Best Laid Plans won the competition thanks to...

Angie Abdou shares her Canada Reads book choices

Angie Abdou is familiar with Canada Reads: she's been an active participant in the conversations online and she was a contending author in Canada...

Editors make their Canada Reads choices

Editors. They probably know more about the Canadian literary landscape than anyone else. They read the books before they are books, they develop the...

Katherine Duncan shares her Canada Reads choices

What is the one novel that could change Canada? That's the question Canada Reads is posing to Canadians this year. And to offer a little...

Kelley Jo Burke shares her Canada Reads picks

What is the one novel that could change Canada? That's the question Canada Reads is posing to Canadians this year. And to offer a little...

Ron MacLean's five novels that could change our nation

Canada Reads is looking for the one novel that could change Canada. And who could be more appropriate -- or Canadian -- to ask...

Ian Mosby's choices for novels that could change Canada

Since Canada Reads is about finding novels to inspire change, we thought we'd turn to people actually making positive change in the world to share...

More book bloggers share their choices for Canada Reads 2014

We love people who love books and share that love online. Last week, we shared with you five book bloggers' choices for Canada Reads 2014....

Jann Arden's choice for one novel that could change Canada

This year, Canada Reads is looking for the one novel that could change our nation. Throughout the public campaign, we've turned to prominent Canadians...

Dave Bidini's picks for novels that could change Canada

Dave Bidini knows Canada Reads better than most: he was a panelist in 2008, when he championed King Leary by Paul Quarrington, and he was...

Timothy Winegard's choices for novels that could change Canada

Since Canada Reads is about finding novels to inspire change, we thought we'd turn to people actually making positive change in the world to...

CBC Books' Writers to Watch share their picks for novels that could change Canada

Each year, CBC Books selects 10 "writers to watch" -- that is, up and coming authors who have what it takes to make a mark...

Gail Asper recommends one novel that could change Canada

Since Canada Reads is about finding novels to inspire change, we thought we'd turn to people actually making positive change in the world to...

Stephanie Nolen's five novels that could change Canada

Since Canada Reads is about finding novels to inspire change, we thought we'd turn to people actually making positive change in the world to...

Adrienne Clarkson's choice for the novel that could change Canada

Image: Alyssa Faoro Photography Canada Reads 2014 is looking for the one novel that could change our nation. Who better to turn to for...

Marc Kielburger suggests two novels that could change Canada

Since Canada Reads is about finding novels to inspire change, we thought we'd turn to people actually making positive change in the world to...

Book bloggers make their Canada Reads 2014 choices

Canadian literature has such a vibrant community in cyberspace we decided to turn to a few voices creating the buzz around books online to...

Annie Game's Canada Reads 2014 choices

Since Canada Reads is about finding novels to inspire change, we thought we'd turn to people actually making positive change in the world to share...

Stephen Cornish's choices for Canada Reads 2014

Since Canada Reads is about finding novels to inspire change, we thought we'd turn to people actually making positive change in the world to share...

Tom Allen's choices for Canada Reads 2014

Tom Allen, host of CBC Music's Shift, is a long-time supporter of Canada Reads. We asked him: "What is the one novel that could...

The Top 40 is coming...

What is the novel that could change Canada? We're (almost) one step closer to finding out. Earlier this year, we asked you to recommend...

What is the one novel that could change Canada?

That's the question we are putting to Canadians for Canada Reads 2014. We want the final contenders to be great stories, but we also...

Share your inspiring read and win great CBC Books swag!

Canada Reads this year is all about changing our nation. You can get the details (and submit your official recommendations for the Canada Reads...

Trent McClellan's choice for Canada Reads 2014

Trent McClellan knows all about the Canada Reads experience: he's the reigning Canada Reads champion. In 2013, his chosen title, February by Lisa Moore,...

Canada Reads audio quiz

UPDATE: This contest is now closed and the winners have been contacted. Thanks to all who entered!We decided to put together a little quiz that...

Canada Reads 2014 is coming...

We're getting prepped, primed and ready to reveal the theme for Canada Reads 2014! You'll find out everything on Wednesday, October 2, when our...

Find your next great read in the Turf Wars Top 10s

From October 10 to October 22, Canada Reads asked for help in choosing the best 10 novels from five regions from across the country:...

Canada Reads Dream Winner

Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to send in their Canada Reads Dream suggestions and vote on their favourite entries. Congratulations to...

Two Solitudes kicks off Hockey Night in Canada

On Saturday, February 16, Hockey Night in Canada had a very special opening sequence: Canada Reads panelist (and Habs fan!) Jay Baruchel read passages...

Lisa Moore and Trent McClellan on Q

First aired on Q (15/02/13) The battle of the books is over for another year. Lisa Moore's February, a novel exploring a widow's grief following...

The Canada Reads People's Choice Poll

The panelists chose the Canada Reads champion on February 14. But we care about what you think, too. We asked Canadians to vote for the book...

Day Four: Recap

You can replay the live stream and chat together here. Warning! This post contains live show results Day Four of Canada Reads: what a finale!...

Watch/Chat live: Finale

Click here to watch the live stream and chat now! Tips for optimal livestreaming:If you're experiencing difficulty connecting to the live feed, we suggest...

The Canada Reads Public Vote

Warning: This post contains frequently updated show results!Each day during Canada Reads, the panelists vote off another book until a final winner is chosen. We...

Day Three: Recap

You can replay the live stream and chat together here. Warning! This post contains show resultsDay Three of Canada Reads: whoa, that was tense!...

Online reaction to Canada Reads 2013: Day Two

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Canada Reads 2013: Panelists' quotes

Many Canada Reads fans have agreed that the level of debate and discourse throughout this year's show was among the best ever. The panelists defended...

Day Two: Recap

Warning! This post contains live show resultsDay Two of Canada Reads: the panelists got deeper into the remaining four books, and all of the novels...

Canada Reads Dream: Stay tuned for the big winner

UPDATE: The poll is now closed. Thanks for voting! We will reveal the grand prize winner on Monday, March 11, 2013!Tell us what your Canada...

Canada Reads: The battle of the books

Whether you want to watch, listen or chat online, there's a way to take in the Canada Reads 2013 action. The debates take place...

Listen to Day One of Canada Reads 2013

Canada Reads 2013: Turf Wars kicked off this morning with five celebrity panelists hoping to bring glory to a book from the region they call...

Day One: Recap

The first day of Canada Reads: Turf Wars got off to a lively start, with all of the panelists talking up their respective books,...

Fredericton discusses Canada Reads books

Everyday this week Information Morning Fredericton explored New Brunswick readers' connections to this year's Canada Reads books: February by Lisa Moore, Two Solitudes by Hugh...

Lisa Moore's music playlist

All this week, we've been posting Canada Reads music playlists to pump up the volume for next week's book debates. Each day, Shift with Tom...

#canada reads book club

On Thursday, February 7 at 2 p.m. ET, @cbcbooks hosted the weekly #canadareads Twitter book club! This week, we talked about what might happen during...

Q&A Jian Ghomeshi

Following this year's dramatic finale, Canada Reads host Jian Ghomeshi answered questions from our online audience about the books, the panelists, and much more....

Douglas Gibson's music playlist

A week from now, we'll know who will be crowned as this year's Canada Reads champion! This year's debates is called Turf Wars, with five...

Canada Reads Dream Contest

Tell us what your Canada Reads Dream experience would look like! What would your theme or twist be?What books would you want to highlight? Which prominent...

Richard Wagamese on the changing story of Indian Horse

We asked each of the Canada Reads authors to share a "story behind the story" with us. Today, Richard Wagamese reflects on how Indian...

P.E.I.'s Battle of the Book Clubs

Island Morning is hosting their very own battle of the books. Residents from across Prince Edward Island are championing their favourite Canada Reads 2013...

Jane Urquhart's music playlist

CBC's annual battle of the books is next week! This year's Canada Reads features five books from five different regions across the country. To get...

David Bergen's music playlist

Canada Reads is next week and to help you gear up for the debates, Shift with Tom Allen is interviewing the authors of the five books,...

Check out the Canada Reads book trailers

Five books. Five regions. Five great videos. The Canada Reads team produced book trailers for each of the 2013 contenders. Watch them all below and...

Two Solitudes took over Montreal's airwaves

On Friday February 1, Homerun, the afternoon CBC show in Montreal, hosted a special province-wide episode that explored how English-French relations have changed over the years and...

Richard Wagamese's music playlist

Canada Reads is just a week away! To pump up the excitement leading up to the debates, Shift with Tom Allen will feature interviews with...

A look at the residential school system

The purpose was to "kill the Indian in the child." In the 19th century, the Canadian government and Catholic Church began operating residential schools for...

In conversation with Trent McClellan

The Canada Reads panelists are now busy plotting strategy and sizing up the strengths and weaknesses of their competition.To give you some insight into what...

Jane Urquhart and Richard Wagamese in Thunder Bay

On Thursday, January 24, Canada Reads authors Jane Urquhart and Richard Wagamese were in Thunder Bay (both were born nearby!) to discuss place and the...

Lisa Moore on taking February from page to stage

We asked each of the Canada Reads authors to share a "story behind the story" with us. Today, Lisa Moore, author of February, shares her...

The #canadareads book club

On Thursday, January 31 at 2 p.m. ET, @cbcbooks  hosted the weekly #canadareads Twitter book club! This week's book was February by Lisa Moore. ...

Richard Wagamese on The Next Chapter

Each Monday leading up to the Canada Reads debates, The Next Chapter will interview one of the authors (or, in the case of Two Solitudes, the author's...

Trent McClellan's East Coast comedy

Trent McClellan has wit and humour and soon we'll see how he delivers during the 2013 Canada Reads debates. The Newfoundland native is representing...

Get to know Carol Huynh

Olympic wrestling champion Carol Huynh is training for a different kind of battle this year. Using words instead of physical prowess, she'll defend Indian Horse...

In conversation with Jay Baruchel

The Canada Reads panelists are now busy plotting strategy and sizing up the strengths and weaknesses of their competition.   To give you some insight...

Jane Urquhart on writing Away

We asked each of the Canada Reads authors to share a "story behind the story" with us. Today, Jane Urquhart reflects on what it's...

The #canadareads book club replay: Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan

On Thursday, January 24 at 2 p.m. ET, @cbcbooks hosted the weekly #canadareads Twitter book club! This week's book was  Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan. ...

Jane Urqhart on The Next Chapter

Each Monday leading up to the Canada Reads debates, The Next Chapter will interview one of the authors (or, in the case of Two Solitudes, the author's...

P.E.I.'s Battle of the Book Clubs

Island Morning is hosting their very own battle of the books. Residents from across Prince Edward Island are championing their favourite Canada Reads 2013 contender....

The 1950s housewife and The Age of Hope

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Jay Baruchel on Strombo

Jay Baruchel loves this country so much that he has a red Maple Leaf tattooed over his heart. This year, the Montreal actor will share...

In conversation with Charlotte Gray

The Canada Reads panelists are now busy plotting strategy and sizing up the strengths and weaknesses of their competition.   To give you some insight...

David Bergen on the origins of The Age of Hope

We asked each of the Canada Reads authors to share a "story behind the story" with us. Today, David Bergen, author of The Age of...

1972 Interview with Hugh MacLennan

Hugh MacLennan believed Canadian stories were worth writing and sharing, and paved the way for Canadian literature. In his 1945 classic, Two Solitudes, tensions between...

#canadareads book club replay: Away by Jane Urquhart

On Thursday, January 17 at 2 p.m. ET, @cbcbooks hosted the weekly #canadareads Twitter book club! This week's book was Away by Jane Urquhart.  You...

A day in the life of hockey's Ron MacLean

  Ron MacLean is most recognized as co-host of Hockey Night in Canada, but this year he's taking on another gig as a Canada...

Lisa Moore on The Next Chapter

Each Monday leading up to the Canada Reads debates, The Next Chapter will interview one of the authors (or, in the case of Two Solitudes, the author's...

A look at the Irish potato famine

In Jane Urquhart's Away, the Irish potato famine is the catalyst for one family's extraordinary journey as they do whatever it takes to survive....

In conversation with Ron MacLean

The Canada Reads panelists are now busy plotting strategy and sizing up the strengths and weaknesses of their competition. To give you some insight into...

Douglas Gibson on Hugh MacLennan

Hugh MacLennan, author of Two Solitudes, passed away in 1990. To represent him during this year's Canada Reads experience, we asked his friend and editor,...

David Bergen on The Next Chapter

Each Monday leading up to the Canada Reads debates, The Next Chapter will interview one of the authors (or, in the case of Two Solitudes, the author's...

#canadareads book club replay: The Age of Hope by David Bergen

On Thursday, January 10 at 2 p.m. ET @cbcbooks hosted the second #canadareads book club chat. We discussed the book chosen by panelist Ron...

A walk-through of the Ocean Ranger disaster

The Ocean Ranger sank on February 14, 1982. The rig, which was drilling in Hibernia, one of Canada's most promising oil fields, was more than 400...

In conversation with Carol Huynh

The Canada Reads panelists are now busy plotting strategy and sizing up the strengths and weaknesses of their competition. To give you some insight into...

Get to know Ontario panelist Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray is a panelist this year for Canada Reads, but she's no stranger to the writing life herself. As a biographer and historian,...

Douglas Gibson on The Next Chapter

Each Monday leading up to the Canada Reads debates, The Next Chapter will interview one of the authors (or, in the case of the late Hugh MacLennan, his...

#canadareads book club replay: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

On Thursday, January 3, we held out first ever #canadareads book club chat. The book of choice? Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, the book...

Canada Reads events in your region

Canada Reads is coming and CBC got in on the action from coast to coast to coast, with author interviews, great local programming and more. Below,...