Canada Reads 2018

Jeanne Beker

Jeanne Beker is defending Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto on Canada Reads 2018.

Defending Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto

Jeanne Beker is defending Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto. (CBC)

Jeanne Beker is defending Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto on Canada Reads 2018.

Jeanne Beker has covered style for over 30 years as the host of Fashion Television, which had viewers in more than 130 countries, and as the former editor-in-chief of FQ and SIR magazines. She is also the author of five books, including her 2010 autobiography, Finding Myself in Fashion. Jeanne was a contributing editor at the Toronto Star, the Kit and a columnist for Metro, the National Post, the Globe and Mail and Post City magazine. She is currently style editor at the Shopping Channel and host of the series Style Matters. Her contributions have been recognized with the Order of Canada (2014), a star on Canada's Walk of Fame (2016), a Canadian Screen Achievement Award (2013) and the Canadian Award of Distinction from the Banff World Media Festival (2012).

Canada Reads

The Canada Reads defenders and authors took the stage in Toronto to discuss the five books that will be championed on CBC's battle of the books from March 26-29, 2018. Here and Now's Gill Deacon hosted the event in the Glenn Gould Studio. 1:07:45
This morning is a big day for books in Canada — it's the day that we get to find out this year's panellists and their book choices for Canada Reads 2018. This year's battle of the books will revolve around the theme "One Book to Open Your Eyes," celebrating titles that challenge readers to look differently at themselves, their neighbours and the world around them. All five of the panellists — Jully Black, Mozhdah Jamalzadah, Tahmoh Penikett, Greg Johnson, Jeanne Beker — join guest host Laurie Brown in the q studio to reveal their choices for the book they think all Canadians should read. 14:24
The 2018 Canada Reads panellists share a few strategies and discuss their competition style. 2:09

Other interviews

Journalist and fashion entrepreneur Jeanne Beker shares her thoughts on Canadian fashion designers and what fashion says about our national identity. 16:57
Fashion legend Jeanne Beker takes the guys through some of her favourite recent style icons, from Helen Mirren to Amal Alamuddin Clooney. 12:48

The Canada Reads 2018 contenders


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