Canada Reads 2016

Canada Reads 2016 is all about “starting over.” The show will feature books about transformation and second chances, stories of migrants, immigrants and others who are choosing - or forced - to make major changes in their lives. One thing we're not changing is our host: Wab Kinew is back!

Explore the 15 longlisted books below. The final five books and the panellists who are defending them will be revealed on January 20. Canada Reads 2016 debate week will take place from March 21 to 24.


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Anita Rau Badami

Author of The Hero's Walk

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Michael Winter

Author of Minister Without Portfolio

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Tracey Lindberg

Author of Birdie

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A Complicated Kindness

Miriam Toews

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Adam Copeland

Defending Minister Without Portfolio

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Adam "Edge" Copeland

Defending Minister Without Portfolio

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A Fine Balance

Rohinton Mistry

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All My Puny Sorrows

Miriam Toews

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All the Broken Things

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

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And the Birds Rained Down

Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhonda Mullins

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Anita Rau Badami

Author of The Hero's Walk

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Annabel

Kathleen Winter

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Arrival City

Doug Saunders

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Away

Jane Urquhart

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Azita Ardakani

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Barney's Version

Mordecai Richler

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Beautiful Losers

Leonard Cohen

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Birdie

Tracey Lindberg

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Bone and Bread

Saleema Nawaz

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Brown Girl in the Ring

Nalo Hopkinson

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Defending Birdie

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Defending Birdie

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Buying on Time

Antanas Sileika

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Gill Deacon

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Celia's Song

Lee Maracle

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Children of My Heart

Gabrielle Roy, translated by Alan Brown

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Clara Hughes

Defending The Illegal

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Clara Hughes

Defending The Illegal

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Cockroach

Rawi Hage

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Cocksure

Mordecai Richler

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Company Town

Madeline Ashby

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Deafening

Frances Itani

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Essex County

Jeff Lemire

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even this page is white

Vivek Shraya

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Fall on Your Knees

Ann-Marie MacDonald

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Farah Mohamed

Defending Bone and Bread

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February

Lisa Moore

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Fifteen Dogs

André Alexis

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For Today I am a Boy

Kim Fu

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From the Fifteenth District

Mavis Gallant

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Fruit

Brian Francis

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Generation X

Douglas Coupland

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Gill Deacon

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Good to a Fault

Marina Endicott

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Green Grass, Running Water

Thomas King

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Half-Blood Blues

Esi Edugyan

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I Am Woman

Lee Maracle

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Icefields

Thomas Wharton

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Indian Horse

Richard Wagamese

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In the Skin of a Lion

Michael Ondaatje

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Intolerable

Kamal Al-Solaylee

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King Leary

Paul Quarrington

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Knucklehead

Matt Lennox

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Landing Gear

Kate Pullinger

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Lawrence Hill

Author of The Illegal

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Lawrence Hill

Author of The Illegal

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Lawrence Hill

How he wrote The Illegal

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Life of Pi

Yann Martel

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Lullabies for Little Criminals

Heather O'Neill

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Mercy Among the Children

David Adams Richards

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