Canada Reads 2013
Feb. 11 to Feb. 14th at 7pm ET/9 PT
Canada Reads 2013 is returning to fiction, but with a twist. We've divided the country into five regions — British Columbia and Yukon, Prairies and North, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces -- and asked Canadians to recommend the novel they want to represent the place they call home. The most popular books in each region made the Top 10 lists. These lists were put to a vote, with the most popular books from each region moving on to the Top 5.
The Top 5 lists were then given to the panelists, each chosen to represent the region they call home. The Canada Reads 2013 contenders are:
- From British Columbia and Yukon: Carol Huynh defending Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
- From Prairies and North: Ron MacLean defending The Age of Hope by David Bergen
- From Ontario: Charlotte Gray defending Away by Jane Urquhart
- From Quebec: Jay Baruchel defending Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan
- From Atlantic Provinces: Trent McClellan defending February by Lisa Moore
The debates will air on CBC Radio One and on documentary, and will be streamed online February 11-14. There will be an encore presentation each day on CBC-TV February 12-15.