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Listen to Something Fierce on CBC Books

From Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 20 CBC Radio One aired an abridged version of Canada Reads 2012 winner, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, read by...

Relive Canada Reads 2012

Congratulations to Carmen Aguirre! Her book, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter was crowned the Canada Reads 2012 champion. Something Fierce was defended by musician Shad.You can watch,...

True Stories Top 40

During the Canada Reads 2012 public campaign, we asked readers across the country to recommend titles. The 40 with the most recommendations became the Canada Reads True Stories Top...

Listen to Something Fierce on CBC Books & relive the Canada Reads debates

While we wait until Canada Reads 2013, there's plenty of ways to keep busy!You can listen to the audio reading of the Canada Reads 2012 winner, Something Fierce: Memoirs...

Listen to Something Fierce on CBC Books

From Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 20 CBC Radio One aired an abridged version of Canada Reads 2012 winner, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, read by...

Canada Reads 2012: Relive the debates

Congratulations to Carmen Aguirre! Her book, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter was crowned the Canada Reads 2012 champion. Something Fierce was defended by musician Shad. You can...

Terry Fallis looks back at an intense four days of debates

My heart rate did not return to normal until late Thursday afternoon. I was exhausted. Watching Canada Reads 2012 brought back wonderful memories of last year's competition, and kept many...

Carmen Aguirre shares her defining moment with Strombo

Canada Reads-winning author Carmen Aguirre sat down in the red chair to chat with George Stroumboulopoulos recently. While her complete interview will air later in the spring, the team at...

Shad and Carmen Aguirre on Q

Less than 24 hours after his dramatic Canada Reads victory, award-winning rapper Shad stopped by the Q studios to discuss the past four days of heated debate. Joining him was...

Day Four: Something Fierce survives, named the Canada Reads 2012 champion

Shad took home the Canada Reads crown on February 9, after four days of fierce debates. His chosen title, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, narrowly edged out Alan...

Day Three: On a Cold Road is out

Welcome to the Canada Reads Day Three: Wednesday, February 8. Catch all the action below in our livechat/video player. Warning: the video contains coarse language. Which book would you like...

Day Two: The Tiger says good-bye

Welcome to Canada Reads Day Two: Tuesday, February 7. You can watch the live chat and livestream replay below. Which book would you like to see eliminated during day two?...

Day One: Prisoner of Tehran is the first book to go

In a dramatic tie-breaking vote, Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat was the first book to be knocked out in Canada Reads 2012.If you missed the day one debates, you can...

The countdown to Canada Reads is on!

Tune in February 6-9 to catch all the action during this year's battle of the books. Legendary actor Alan Thicke, supermodel Stacey McKenzie, Dragons' Den star Arlene Dickinson, hip hop...

The Canada Reads team offers advice to the 2012 panel

Congratulations to Joy Walker, the latest winner of a Canada Reads prize pack, which consists of copies of all five books and an always fashionable and extremely practical Canada Reads...

Podcast: Stacey McKenzie discusses On a Cold Road

Canada Reads 2012 begins on Monday! We've heard from four of the panelists during the Canada Reads podcast. Today, we hear from the last (but certainly not least!) defender,...

Carmen Aguirre's playlist for Something Fierce

Tom Allen, host of CBC Radio 2's Shift, invited all the Canada Reads 2012 authors to come on his show and share a playlist inspired by their books. In turn, we...

Dave Bidini's playlist for On a Cold Road

Tom Allen, host of CBC Radio 2's Shift, invited all the Canada Reads 2012 authors to come on his show and share a playlist inspired by their books. In turn,...

Marina Nemat's playlist for Prisoner of Tehran

Tom Allen, host of CBC Radio 2's Shift, invited all the Canada Reads 2012 authors to come on his show and share a playlist inspired by their books. In turn, we...

Dave Bidini Live Chat: Read the replay!

Dave Bidini was the rhythm guitarist for the Rheostatics, who are still widely considered one of Canada's most influential and unconventional rock bands of the 1980s and '90s. In...

Ken Dryden's playlist for The Game

Tom Allen, host of CBC Radio 2's Shift, invited all the Canada Reads 2012 authors to come on his show and share a playlist inspired by their books. In turn,...

Terry Fallis discusses On a Cold Road on Here and Now

Our resident blogger is now a radio star! Every Wednesday until the Canada Reads debates, Terry Fallis is stopping by Here and Now Toronto to discuss the final five books....

Terry Fallis cracks open On a Cold Road

Like Dave Bidini, in the early 1980s I played guitar and sang in a rock band. Unlike Dave Bidini, my band never really had a future. I thought we were...

Toronto reads the Canada Reads contenders

Last week, CBC Toronto's Here and Now talked to people who feel a special connection to the Canada Reads 2012 contenders. On Monday, January 23, Here and Now host Laura...

Daybreak Alberta reviews the Canada Reads contenders

Daybreak Alberta, the weekend morning show in Alberta, turned to their esteemed books columnist, Laurie Greenwood, for her take on all five of the Canada Reads contenders. Laurie is...

Dave Bidini on The Next Chapter

Every year, the Canada Reads authors sit down with The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers to discuss their life, writing and what it's like to have their book up for national debate....

Is The Game the greatest hockey book ever written?

Island Morning, the CBC morning show in Prince Edward Island, is on a quest to find out. In honour of Canada Reads and Hockey Day in Canada, they asked five...

The Canada Reads team discusses their book's most important message

Congratulations to HNIC1000, the latest winner of a Canada Reads prize pack, which consists of copies of all five books and an always fashionable and extremely practical Canada Reads tote...

John Vaillant's playlist for The Tiger

Tom Allen, host of CBC Radio 2's Shift, invited all the Canada Reads 2012 authors to come on his show and share a playlist inspired by their books. In turn,...

Podcast: Anne-France Goldwater discusses The Tiger

The countdown to Canada Reads is on. The debates are in February, but you can get in the game now. Each week, we are talking to a different panelist...

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