Canada Reads

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Launched in 2001, CANADA READS is CBC's annual battle of the books, where five Canadian personalities each select a book they believe all Canadians should read. They defend their chosen title in a series of debates, and the books are eliminated one by one until a winner is declared. The debates air on CBC Radio One, CBC-TV, documentary and are live streamed at CBCBooks.ca.

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Press Releases


WAB KINEW TO HOST CANADA READS 2015

WAB KINEW TO HOST CANADA READS 2015

CBCbooks.ca is thrilled to announce that Canada Reads 2014's winning defender, Wab Kinew, will host Canada Reads 2015. Read More »

CBC BOOKS - Season Launch 2014-2015

CBC BOOKS - Season Launch 2014-2015

CBC BOOKS - Season Launch 2014-2015 Read More »

THE ORENDA BY JOSEPH BOYDEN WINS CANADA READS 2014: ONE NOVEL TO CHANGE OUR NATION

THE ORENDA BY JOSEPH BOYDEN WINS CANADA READS 2014: ONE NOVEL TO CHANGE OUR NATION

Winning panelist Wab Kinew joins Joseph Boyden on CBC Radio One's Q with Jian Ghomeshi on Friday, March 7. Read More »

GET READY FOR CANADA READS: ONE NOVEL TO CHANGE OUR NATION! MARCH 3-6 ON CBC RADIO ONE, CBCBOOKS.ca, CBC-TV & DOCUMENTARY

GET READY FOR CANADA READS: ONE NOVEL TO CHANGE OUR NATION! MARCH 3-6 ON CBC RADIO ONE, CBCBOOKS.ca, CBC-TV & DOCUMENTARY

Celebrity panelists battle it out to crown Canada's must-read title for 2014 Read More »

DONOVAN BAILEY, SAMANTHA BEE, SARAH GADON, WAB KINEW AND STEPHEN LEWIS ARE THE CELEBRITY PANELLISTS FOR CANADA READS 2014: ONE NOVEL TO CHANGE OUR NATION

DONOVAN BAILEY, SAMANTHA BEE, SARAH GADON, WAB KINEW AND STEPHEN LEWIS ARE THE CELEBRITY PANELLISTS FOR CANADA READS 2014: ONE NOVEL TO CHANGE OUR NATION

Also revealed are the five titles they will defend in this year's battle of the books Read More »

CBC LAUNCHES CANADA READS 2014: ONE NOVEL TO CHANGE OUR NATION

CBC LAUNCHES CANADA READS 2014: ONE NOVEL TO CHANGE OUR NATION

Today, Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC Radio One and CBC- TV's national arts and culture program Q, announced the theme for CANADA READS 2014 Read More »

FEBRUARY BY LISA MOORE WINS CANADA READS 2013: TURF WARS

FEBRUARY BY LISA MOORE WINS CANADA READS 2013: TURF WARS

Winning panelist Trent McClellan joins Lisa Moore on Q with Jian Ghomeshi on Friday, February 15 Read More »

GET READY FOR THE CANADA READS: TURF WARS DEBATES!  FEBRUARY 11-14 ON CBC RADIO ONE, CBC BOOKS, DOCUMENTARY & CBC-TV

GET READY FOR THE CANADA READS: TURF WARS DEBATES! FEBRUARY 11-14 ON CBC RADIO ONE, CBC BOOKS, DOCUMENTARY & CBC-TV

Celebrity panelists battle it out to crown Canada's must-read title for 2013 Read More »

CBC BOOKS REVEALS THE FIVE TITLES COMPETING IN  CANADA READS: TURF WARS

CBC BOOKS REVEALS THE FIVE TITLES COMPETING IN CANADA READS: TURF WARS

Celebrity panelists for 2013 are Jay Baruchel, Charlotte Gray, Carol Huynh, Ron MacLean and Trent McClellan Read More »

CBC Launches Canada Reads 2013: Turf Wars

CBC Launches Canada Reads 2013: Turf Wars

Today, Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC Radio One and TV's national arts and culture program Q, announced the public campaign for CANADA READS 2013: TURF WARS. CANADA READS, CBC's annual battle of the books, has divided the country into five... Read More »

  • Program Name

    Canada Reads

  • Program Type

    Radio Show

  • Appears On

    Radio One Specials and Award Shows

  • Genre

    Radio

  • Schedule

    March 16-19,2015

  • Website

    www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads

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