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 they're thinking and planning, in the weeks leading up to the debates we'll be presenting a podcast of producer Lindsay Michael's conversation with each panelist. The podcast will be posted every Friday.
In today's podcast, we speak to Comedian Trent McClellan
, who is representing the Atlantic provinces in Canada Reads: Turf Wars. He's defending February
by Lisa Moore
. He explains his personal connection to the novel, why he's defending a book about grief, and whether he'll use humour to battle the other contenders.
Listen to the whole podcast in the audio player below.
The Canada Reads debates take place February 11-14. Find out how to watch, listen and stream online.