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 defend. Instead, he's acting as our special correspondent, letting everyone in on the inside scoop about Canada Reads, reading all the books and making predictions for how this years battle of the books will go down.

He writes every Tuesday for the Canada Reads website. If you missed one, don't worry! Check out all his posts below.

1. Introducing the 2014 Canada Reads correspondent!

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 the 2014 edition of CBC's battle of the books!

2. Trent's take on the Canada Reads contenders

How do this year's crop of panelists and authors measure up?

3. Trent's advice to the 2014 contenders

How should a panelist prep for the debates? Trent offers this year's panelists -- and the whole world -- his top 10 tips.

4. author + panelist = ?

The Canada Reads author/panelist relationship is special. Trent reconnects with Lisa Moore to talk about their experience together.

5. Trent's back from Mexico and recaps his sort-of-relaxing reading experience

Trent spent the holidays in Mexico....but reading wasn't as easy as one would think.

6. Trent dives into The Year of the Flood

Our Canada Reads correspondent gives his take on the novel chosen by Stephen Lewis.

7. Trent cracks open Cockroach

Our Canada Reads correspondent gives his take on the novel chosen by Samantha Bee.

8. Trent McClellan reviews Half-Blood Blues

What does Trent think about the book Donovan Bailey will defend? Find out!

9. Trent opens The Orenda

Our correspondent reviews Wab Kinew's choice for the novel that could change Canada.

10. Trent checks out Annabel

Last year's winner gives his take on the novel chosen by Sarah Gadon.

11. Trent on the pressure the panelists will face

What will be be like during debate week? Last year's winner gives us the inside scoop.

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