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January 2013

Jane Urquhart and Richard Wagamese in Thunder Bay

Check out the exciting discussion of roots, writing and place from January 24 at the Thunder Bay Public Library. We have it all on video for you to enjoy. ...

Lisa Moore on taking February from page to stage

Lisa Moore recently turned her novel into a theatre production. She writes about what it was like to see her words come to life. ...

The #canadareads book club

Replay the discussion about February by Lisa Moore. ...

Richard Wagamese on The Next Chapter

The Indian Horse author discusses his family's struggles and why he thinks Canada needs to face its own demons in this revealing conversation with Shelagh Rogers.... Read More »

Trent McClellan's East Coast comedy

Get to know the panelist defending February by Lisa Moore by checking out his comedic chops....

Get to know Carol Huynh

Carol talks about post-Olympic fever, her parent's influence on her, and old-school toughness in this 2012 interview with Jian Ghomeshi.... Read More »

In conversation with Jay Baruchel

The actor and Canada Reads panelist talks about why he feels a personal connection to the 1945 book, his upbringing in Montreal, and his days on the school debate team. ...

Jane Urquhart on writing Away

Jane Urquhart wrote Away over 20 years ago. She writes about the book's early stages and what it's like to revisit the book again after so many years....

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

Replay the @cbcbooks discussion about Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan....

Jane Urqhart on The Next Chapter

Listen to the Away novelist's 1993 interview with Shelagh Rogers as they talk about Urquhart's family's connection to Ireland, the role of myth and why being grounded is just as important as being able to go "away."... Read More »

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

Island Morning asked book lovers from P.E.I. to pick their favourite Canada Reads contender -- and defend them on CBC Radio. Listen to their pitches! ... Read More »

The 1950s housewife and The Age of Hope

Understand the world Hope Koop lived in better by listening to this 2011 Age of Persuasion documentary about how advertising influenced the concept of the everyday housewife....

Jay Baruchel on Strombo

Jay Baruchel talks about his career and Montreal home in this 2011 interview with George Stroumboulopoulos. ...

In conversation with Charlotte Gray

In our latest podcast, the Ontario panelist explains how the book changed her perception of Ontario, why new immigrants will appreciate it, and which contender she sees as her biggest threat. ... Read More »

David Bergen on the origins of The Age of Hope

The author reveals the "criminal" history of Hope Koop and how his mother-in-law inspired him to write his latest book....

1972 Interview with Hugh MacLennan

Check out this interview from the CBC Archives. Hugh MacLennan discussed his life and work on the show Distinguished Canadians in 1972.... Read More »

#canadareads book club replay: Away by Jane Urquhart

Read the transcript of our online discussion of Charlotte Gray's chosen Canada Reads book!...

A day in the life of hockey's Ron MacLean

Get a glimpse into how Ron MacLean gets ready for Hockey Night in Canada on game nights from this 2001 clip from the CBC Archives.... Read More »

Lisa Moore on The Next Chapter

The February author talks about where she was when the Ocean Ranger sank and shares her personal story of loss with Shelagh Rogers in this compelling interview.... Read More »

A look at the Irish potato famine

Learn the truth behind the Irish potato famine depicted in Jane Urquhart's Away by watching this fascinating documentary from the CBC Archives.... Read More »

In conversation with Ron MacLean

In our weekly podcast, Hockey Night in Canada's co-host opens up about his Canada Reads pick, The Age of Hope by David Bergen, and how his experience on Coach's Corner will help him in the debates.... Read More »

Douglas Gibson on Hugh MacLennan

The esteemed editor and friend writes about the Two Solitudes author in his book, Stories About Storytellers. Read this wonderful excerpt to learn more about Hugh MacLennan....

David Bergen on The Next Chapter

The Age of Hope author talks with Shelagh Rogers about Hope Koop, morality and why he writes.... Read More »

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

@cbcbooks discussed The Age of Hope by David Bergen. Check out the transcript of this lively Twitter chat....

A walk-through of the Ocean Ranger disaster

One week after the disaster, CBC's Sunday Morning examined what happened on February 14, 1982, and tried to figure out what went wrong. ...

In conversation with Carol Huynh

The Olympian and Canada Reads panelist talks up her pick, Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, and shares what she thinks of her competition. ... Read More »

Get to know Ontario panelist Charlotte Gray

From the CBC Archives, we bring you this interview from 2000. Charlotte Gray talks about one of her best-known books, Sisters in the Wilderness, in this conversation with Evan Solomon....

Douglas Gibson on The Next Chapter

Hugh MacLennan's editor and friend discusses the enduring legacy of Two Solitudes with Shelagh Rogers.... Read More »

#canadareads book club replay: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

Did you miss our first Twitter book club chat? Not to worry, we have the replay right here!...

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, you can relive some of the great Canada Reads events that took place. Thunder Bay......
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