Previous Canada Reads

Find out what Canada read! Revisit past years, check out previous nominees and find out which panelists won the debate and the hearts of readers across the country.

 

2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002



 

Canada Reads 2010

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Winner:

2010 Winner: Nikolski

Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner, translated by Lazer Lederhendler, championed by Michel Vézina

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Canada Reads 2009

2009 Winner: Book of Negroes

Winner:

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, championed by Avi Lewis

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Canada Reads 2008

2008 Winner: King Leary

Winner:

King Leary by Paul Quarrington, championed by Dave Bidini

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Canada Reads 2007

2007 Winner: Lullabies for Little Criminals

Winner:

Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill, championed by John K. Samson

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Canada Reads 2006

2006 Winner: A Complicated Kindness

Winner:

A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews, championed by John K. Samson

Finalists:

  • Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets: Selected Poems 1962-1996 by Al Purdy, defended by Susan Musgrave
  • Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden, defended by Nelofer Pazira
  • Deafening by Frances Itani, defended by Maureen McTeer
  • Cocksure by Mordecai Richler, defended by Scott Thompson

 

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Canada Reads 2005

2008 Winner: King Leary

Winner:

Rockbound by Frank Parker Day, championed by Donna Morrissey

Finalists:

  • Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen, defended by Molly Johnson
  • No Crystal Stair by Mairuth Sarsfield, defended by Sherraine MacKay
  • Volkswagen Blues by Jacques Poulin, defended by Roch Carrier
  • Oryx and Crate by Margaret Atwood, defended by Olivia Chow  

 

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Canada Reads 2004

2004 Winner: The Last Crossing

Winner:

The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe, championed by Jim Cuddy

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Canada Reads 2003

2003 Winner: Next Episode

Winner:

Next Episode by Hubert Aquin, translated by Sheila Fischman, championed by Denise Bombardier

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Canada Reads 2002

2002 Winner: In the Skin of a Lion

Winner:

In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje, championed by Steven Page

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The Canada Reads publishers support literacy by donating books to libraries, and the publisher of the winning book makes a financial donation to a national adult literacy organization. This year's recipient is Frontier College's Aboriginal Literacy Program.