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Listen to Day One of Canada Reads 2013

Canada Reads 2013: Turf Wars kicked off this morning with five celebrity panelists hoping to bring glory to a book from the region they call home. Q host Jian Ghomeshi hosted the annual literary debate in front of a live......

Lisa Moore's music playlist

Check out the February author's Canada Reads music picks. ...

Douglas Gibson's music playlist

Check out Hugh MacLennan's editor and friend's music picks for Two Solitudes....

Jane Urquhart's music playlist

The Away author shares her Canada Reads music picks!...

David Bergen's music playlist

The Age of Hope author shares his music picks with Shift's Tom Allen....

Richard Wagamese's music playlist

Check out the songs that remind Richard Wagamese of his novel Indian Horse....

A look at the residential school system

Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse depicts the reality of residential schools through fiction. This powerful documentary about a real residential school was part of CBC's 8th Fire series last year. Have a listen for a factual perspective....

In conversation with Trent McClellan

The Atlantic panelist 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....

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. ...

Jay Baruchel on Strombo

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

The Great Northwest explores the Canada Reads books

CBC's morning show in Thunder Bay, Ontario, The Great Northwest, decided to take the celebrity out of Canada Reads. They asked five ordinary people in the community to read this year's Canada Reads contenders. But there was a catch:......

Listen to resident blogger Brian Francis on Here and Now

Author Brian Francis has been sharing his thoughts on the Canada Reads contenders all season long. Who better to give CBC listeners the inside track on which book may triumph next week during the debates? Yesterday afternoon, Brian stopped by......

Listen to the Canada Reads authors' Airplay interviews

Throughout the Canada Reads campaign, authors Jeff Lemire, Angie Abdou, Ami McKay, Terry Fallis and Anne Giardini (on behalf of her mother, Carol Shields) spoke to CBC regional stations across the country. Airplay is the afternoon show in Whitehorse.......

Homerun celebrates Jeff Lemire and the graphic novel

Can graphic novels be considered another form of literature? Or are they a unique genre that shouldn't be lumped in with the traditional novel? And what does the buzzworthy term "graphic novel" mean anyway? How is it changing the......

Listen to Fresh Air's Canada Reads panel

On Sunday, January 23, Mary Ito of Fresh Air talked to two of the biggest Canada Reads fans around. Mark Lefebvre is the manager of Titles Bookstore at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Mark is not only a Canada Reads......

Listen to Island Morning's Battle of the Book Clubs

  Every year, Island Morning, the CBC Radio morning show on Prince Edward Island, hosts the Battle of the Book Clubs. Five book clubs across the province choose a Canada Reads contender to defend, and then share their thoughts with the......

Listen to the Canada Reads 2011 authors on The Next Chapter

Shelagh Rogers interviewed each of the Canada Reads 2011 authors for The Next Chapter. These interviews aired weekly from November 29, 2010 to December 27, 2010. Ami McKay talked about how her own home inspired the story that would becomeThe......

Videos: Meet the Canada Reads 2011 authors

The Canada Reads 2011 authors share their writing inspiration and advice for their panelists.......

Listen to the Canada Reads authors read from their novels

Listen to the five Canada Reads authors read moving passages from their novels!......

Watch the Canada Reads 2011 Live Launch

Jian Ghomeshi hosted a Canada Reads live launch event at the CBC Studios in Toronto, Ontario on November 24, 2010. Watch the panelists reveal their books and authors on stage!......

Watch the Canada Reads 2011 Reveal on Q

The Canada Reads 2011 panelists -- Debbie Travis, Lorne Cardinal, Ali Velshi, Georges Laraque and Sara Quin -- announce their book selections and prepare to battle on Q on November 24, 2010.......

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