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Canada Reads 2014: Highlight Reel

What a week. Many Canada Reads fans have reached out to us in-person, through email and via social media and proclaimed this year's debates...

The finalists: Inspiring quotes

What is the one novel that could change Canada? We will find out March 3-6. That's when CBC's battle of the books returns to CBC...

Canada Reads champion Wab Kinew signs book deal

Wab Kinew (right) with Canada Reads author Joseph Boyden. Musician and broadcaster Wab Kinew has signed a two-book deal with Penguin Canada. His memoir...

The post-Canada Reads reading list

Canada Reads 2014 is happening March 3-6.. You'll find out the one novel that could change Canada by tuning in to CBC Radio, CBC...

Wab Kinew, Joseph Boyden celebrate Canada Reads victory on Q

The week began with five books. One emerged. That book was The Orenda by Joseph Boyden, which was masterfully defended by Wab Kinew and...

Canada Reads 2015 will be in 3D!

UPDATE (12 p.m. ET):OK. This was actually an April Fool's Day joke. Canada Reads will NOT in fact be broadcast in 3D next year. Great...

"We're on the verge of change:" Joseph Boyden and Wab Kinew on reconciliation

One of the most interesting discussion points during the Canada Reads 2014 debates was the issue of reconciliation and whether we're at a point...

Canada Reads 2014: The final

What a spectacular end to a week of incredible debates. You can watch the on-demand video replay above. Scroll down to find out the...

Samantha Bee: "For them there is no Wab Kinew to speak..."

Samantha Bee defended Rawi Hage's Cockroach this week and knew she had a challenging task facing Wab Kinew in the Canada Reads 2014 final....

How The Orenda could change Canada

From the outset, The Orenda by Joseph Boyden was considered among the favourites to win Canada Reads 2014. It was critically acclaimed (although not...

Canada Reads 2014: Some of the greatest moments

Who knew a reality show about books could lead to such emotional, intense, and insightful moments? We've got a little highlight reel showing some of...

Samantha Bee: Immigrants should be allowed to express themselves

Not that Canada Reads 2014 has been lacking in drama, but Day Three lead to some of the most emotional moments from our panelists...

Stephen Lewis: What other country rallies around books?

Stephen Lewis knows a thing or two about the world. So we trust him when he says, with pride, that Canada is a country...

VOTE: Which book do you want to see eliminated on Day Four?

It's come down to the final two books. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden and Cockroach by Rawi Hage will contend on Thursday morning for...

Canada Reads 2014: Predictions

The final two books will contend for the Canada Reads crown on Thursday morning, and it's been quite a wild ride. In fact, this...

Sarah Gadon passionately defends Annabel

In the clip above, Sarah Gadon and the other panelists get into a heated debate over gender and identity.VIDEO: Samantha Bee: Immigrants should be...

Canada Reads 2014: Day Three

Wow. What an intense day of debates. The on-demand video replay is above for Day Three is above. Watch all the debates: Day One...

Wab Kinew and Stephen Lewis debate torture in The Orenda

One of the most intense moments of Day Two happened when Stephen Lewis brought up the graphic depiction of torture in Joseph Boyden's The...

Canada Reads: Predictions Recap Day Two

As we made our way towards the shows, we launched a contest asking people to predict each day's voting outcome. In this post, we'll compare...

Canada Reads 2014: Day Two

Watch the video on-demand replay of Tuesday morning's debate. Watch all the debates: Day One -- Day Two -- Day Three -- Day FourDay...

Sarah Gadon on youth and optimism

Day Two of the debates saw more passionate debate from the panelists. In this one moment, actress Sarah Gadon, who is defending Kathleen Winter's...

VOTE: Which book do you want to see eliminated on Day Three?

Two books are down, three remain in contention. Have your say by casting your vote for the novel you want to see eliminated below!...

Canada Reads 2014: Day One

The battle of the books is back! You can watch the on-demand video replay and check out the live chat replay. Watch all the...

Canada Reads Predictions Recap

As we made our way towards the shows, we launched a contest asking people to predict each day's voting outcome. In this post, we'll...

Wab Kinew's stellar spoken word opening

One of the most memorable highlights of the first day of debates was Wab Kinew, who is defending Joseph Boyden's The Orenda, launching into an...

The Canada Reads People's Choice winner!

After we announced the Canada Reads 2014 winner -- The Orenda by Joseph Boyden -- we turned it over to Canadians. After reading the...

VOTE: Which book do you want to see eliminated from Canada Reads second?

Five excellent novels. Five great debaters. Four intense days. One big winner. That's Canada Reads in a nutshell. Tune into to follow along and...

Are you ready? Canada Reads is here!

The debates are on March 3-6. You can catch them online at CBCBooks.ca at 10 a.m. ET, CBC Radio at 11 a.m. local time...

VOTE: Which book do you want to see eliminated from Canada Reads first?

Five excellent novels. Five great debaters. Four intense days. One big winner. That's Canada Reads in a nutshell. Tune into to follow along and...

Margaret Atwood takes the Canada Reads questionnaire

The Proust questionnaire is a long-standing parlour game. Named after Marcel Proust, it asks a series of questions designed to reveal someone's personality.Well, our Canada...

WATCH: Donovan Bailey on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

Donovan Bailey, who's defending Half-Blood Blues at Canada Reads 2014, recently appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight to talk about his upcoming book battle. The...

Trent McClellan on the pressure panelists will face next week

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...

Get to know Donovan Bailey

The Proust questionnaire is a long-standing parlour game. Named after Marcel Proust, it asks a series of questions designed to reveal someone's personality.Well, our Canada...

Get to know Esi Edugyan

The Proust questionnaire is a long-standing parlour game. Named after Marcel Proust, it asks a series of questions designed to reveal someone's personality.Well, our Canada...

Get to know Kathleen Winter

The Proust questionnaire is a long-standing parlour game. Named after Marcel Proust, it asks a series of questions designed to reveal someone's personality.Well, our Canada...

Get to know Joseph Boyden

The Proust questionnaire is a long-standing parlour game. Named after Marcel Proust, it asks a series of questions designed to reveal someone's personality.Well, our Canada...

Correspondent Trent McClellan reviews Annabel

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...

WATCH: Canada Reads book trailers

We're putting five prominent Canadians in a ring. They are each bringing a book. We are giving them four days to pick a winner....

Get to know Stephen Lewis

The Proust questionnaire is a long-standing parlour game. Named after Marcel Proust, it asks a series of questions designed to reveal someone's personality. Well,...

Get to know Samantha Bee

The Proust questionnaire is a long-standing parlour game. Named after Marcel Proust, it asks a series of questions designed to reveal someone's personality. Well,...

Get to know Wab Kinew

The Proust questionnaire is a long-standing parlour game. Named after Marcel Proust, it asks a series of questions designed to reveal someone's personality. Well,...

LISTEN: Donovan Bailey discusses Half-Blood Blues in special Montreal event

For Canada Reads 2014, elite athlete Donovan Bailey is defending Esi Eugyan's book Half-Blood Blues. Today at 3 p.m. ET, Bailey, along with former...

Get to know Sarah Gadon

The Proust questionnaire is a long-standing parlour game. Named after Marcel Proust, it asks a series of questions designed to reveal someone's personality. Well,...

Read from the Canada Reads books

Click on a cover to read an excerpt:                                   ...

Canada Reads special correspondent Trent McClellan on The Orenda

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...

The Canada Reads prediction winners

Before Canada Reads 2014 began, we asked Canadians to predict what would happen during Canada Reads -- right down to the winner. 1,685 people...

#CanadaReads2014 chat replay: Annabel

On Thursday, February 20, @cbcbooks hosted a Twitter chat about Canada Reads contender Annabel by Kathleen Winter. Sarah Gadon will be defending Annabel during...

Listen to the Canada Reads soundtrack

Canada Reads is looking for one novel to change our nation. The celebrity panelists will determine just that March 3-6, 2014. If you haven't read...

Trent McClellan on Half-Blood Blues

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...

What should be the theme for next year's Canada Reads?

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed. Tune in March 3-6 to catch all the battle of the books action!It's Canada Reads Question of the...

6 things you need to know about The Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood is one of the five contenders for Canada Reads 2014. Canadian activist Stephen Lewis chose it as the book he...

#CanadaReads2014 chat replay: Half-Blood Blues

On Thursday, February 6. @cbcbooks hosted a Twitter chat about Canada Reads contender Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. Donovan Bailey will be defending Half-Blood...

Rawi Hage on being a cockroach and a contemporary writer

Shelagh Rogers is interviewing all five of the Canada Reads authors on The Next Chapter -- one a week between January 6 and February...

Trent McClellan cracks open Cockroach

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...

What should the Canada Reads theme song be?

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed. Tune in March 3-6 to catch all the battle of the books action!Each week, leading up to Canada Reads,...

#CanadaReads2014 chat replay: The Orenda

On Thursday, February 6. @cbcbooks hosted a Twitter chat about Canada Reads contender, The Orenda by Joseph Boyden. Wab Kinew will be defending The...

5 books to read if you liked The Orenda

The Orenda won Canada Reads 2014: One Novel to Change Our Nation. It was defended by journalist Wab Kinew. If you read - and loved...

5 book to read if you liked Half-Blood Blues

Canada Reads is looking for the one novel that could change Canada. Don't miss the excitement. The debates air March 3-6, 2014 on CBC Radio,...

5 books to read if you liked Cockroach

Canada Reads is looking for the one novel that could change Canada. Don't miss the excitement. The debates air March 3-6, 2014 on CBC Radio, CBC...

5 books to read if you liked The Year of the Flood

Canada Reads is looking for the one novel that could change Canada. Don't miss the excitement.The debates air March 3-6, 2014 on CBC Radio, CBC...

5 books to read if you liked Annabel

Canada Reads is looking for the one novel that could change Canada. Don't miss the excitement. The debates air March 3-6, 2014 on CBC Radio,...

6 Things you need to know about The Orenda

The Orenda is one of the five contenders for Canada Reads 2014. Journalist, aboriginal activist and hip-hop artist Wab Kinew chose it as the book...

Why Annabel will win Canada Reads

Why is Annabel the novel that could change Canada? Here's what Sarah Gadon had to say: "I chose Annabel because of its limitlessness. Through...

Joseph Boyden bares all...for the radio

Shelagh Rogers is interviewing all five of the Canada Reads authors on The Next Chapter -- one a week between January 6 and February...

Win a set of the 2014 Canada Reads contenders!

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed. Tune in March 3-6 to catch all the battle of the books action!The Canada Reads Question of the Week...

6 things you need to know about Cockroach

Cockroach is one of the five contenders for Canada Reads 2014. Comedian Samantha Bee chose it as the book she will defend during the debates...

Why The Orenda will win Canada Reads

Why is The Orenda the novel that could change Canada? Here's what Wab Kinew had to say: "I think reconciliation with indigenous people remains...

Trent McClellan dives into The Year of the Flood

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...

Why Half-Blood Blues will win Canada Reads

Why is Half-Blood Blues the novel that could change Canada? Here's what Donovan Bailey had to say: "Half-Blood Blues is quintessentially a Canadian book....

Margaret Atwood on reading and writing an apocalypse

To kick off 2014, Shelagh Rogers is interviewing all five of the Canada Reads authors on The Next Chapter -- one a week between...

#CanadaReads2014 chat replay: The Year of the Flood

On Thursday, January 23. @cbcbooks hosted a Twitter chat about Canada Reads contender The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. Stephen Lewis will be...

Want to win the Canada Reads books? Here's your chance!

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed. Tune in March 3-6 to catch all the battle of the books action!It's week #3 of the Canada Reads...

6 things you need to know about Annabel

Annabel is one of the five contenders for Canada Reads 2014. Actor Sarah Gadon chose it as the book she will defend during the debates...

Kathleen Winter on hidden spaces and hidden selves

To kick off 2014, Shelagh Rogers is interviewing all five of the Canada Reads authors on The Next Chapter-- one a week between January...

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

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...

#canadareads2014 chat replay: Cockroach

On Thursday, January 30. @cbcbooks hosted a Twitter chat about Canada Reads contender Cockroachby Rawi Hage. Samantha Bee will be defending Cockroach during the...

Win the Canada Reads books!

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed. Tune in March 3-6 to catch all the battle of the books action!Last week, we announced our Question of...

6 things you need to know about Half-Blood Blues

Half-Blood Blues is one of the five contenders for Canada Reads 2014. It's being defended by Olympic champion Donovan Bailey during the debates March 3-6....

Can music change the world? Esi Edugyan thinks it might

To kick off 2014, Shelagh Rogers is interviewing all five of the Canada Reads authors on The Next Chapter -- one a week between...

CBC Sudbury reviews the Canada Reads books

CBC Sudbury is planning a Canada Reads extravaganza, with all sorts of great content and festivities planned. But first, they need to get to...

Win the Canada Reads books!

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed. Tune in March 3-6 to catch all the battle of the books action!Here at Canada Reads, we love giving...

Joseph Boyden on The National

Joseph Boyden's latest novel is an ambitious one -- it's set in 1600s Canada, when first contact was made between the First Nations and...

Samantha Bee on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

After all the excitement of the Canada Reads 2014 reveal, contender Samantha Bee stopped by George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight to chat with George about her...

Annabel: an excerpt

Home from the trapline, recovered from all loneliness, Treadway loved his wife because he had promised he would. But the centre of the wilderness...

Cockroach: an excerpt

II am in love with Shohreh. But I don't trust my emotions anymore. I've neither lived with a woman nor properly courted one. And I've...

The Orenda: an excerpt

HUNTED I awake. A few minutes, maybe, of troubled sleep. My teeth chatter so violently I can taste I've bitten my swollen tongue. Spitting red...

The Year of the Flood: an excerpt

Year Twenty-Five, The Year of the Flood In the early morning Toby climbs up to the rooftop to watch the sunrise. She uses a mop...

Half-Blood Blues: an excerpt

Chip told us not to go out. Said, don't you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of a night, I tell...

The Orenda: The soundtrack

Canada Reads is looking for one novel to change our nation. The celebrity panelists will determine just that March 3-6, 2014.  Tom Allen, host...

The Year of the Flood: The soundtrack

Canada Reads is looking for one novel to change our nation. The celebrity panelists will determine just that March 3-6, 2014.  Tom Allen, host...

Half-Blood Blues: The soundtrack

Canada Reads is looking for one novel to change our nation. The celebrity panelists will determine just that March 3-6, 2014.  Tom Allen, host...

Annabel: The soundtrack

Canada Reads is looking for one novel to change our nation. The celebrity panelists will determine just that March 3-6, 2014.  Tom Allen, host...

Cockroach: The soundtrack

Canada Reads is looking for one novel to change our nation. The celebrity panelists will determine just that March 3-6, 2014.  Tom Allen, host...

Canada Reads from coast to coast

CBC is putting together great events and programming about Canada Reads from coast to coast! Be sure to check out all the events, whether...

Why Cockroach will win Canada Reads

Why is Cockroach the novel that could change Canada? Here's what Samantha Bee had to say: "When I try to describe Canada to non-Canadians,...

Why The Year of the Flood will win Canada Reads

Why is The Year of the Flood the novel that could change Canada? Here's what Stephen Lewis had to say: "The Year of the...

Canada Reads Question of the Week contest

UPDATE:  These contests are now closed. Tune in March 3-6 to catch all the battle of the books action!Here at Canada Reads, we love giving books...

When is Canada Reads: One Novel to Change Our Nation?

The debates are on March 3-6. You can catch them online at CBCBooks.ca at 10 a.m. ET, CBC Radio at 11 a.m. local time...