Canada Reads

About the Show

In 2017, CBC's annual battle of the books, CANADA READS, will crown its 16th winner, who will join the likes of Lawrence Hill, Miriam Toews, Heather O'Neill, Joseph Boyden and Kim Thúy. Notable Canadians, from Stephen Lewis to Jay Baruchel to Sara Quin, have participated in the show that makes every winning book a bestseller.

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Program Name

Canada Reads

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Bios

Ali Hassan

Host | Canada Reads
Host | Laugh Out Loud

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FIFTEEN DOGS BY ANDRÉ ALEXIS WINS CANADA READS 2017

FIFTEEN DOGS BY ANDRÉ ALEXIS WINS CANADA READS 2017

Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis has won CANADA READS 2017. Fifteen Dogs was championed by spoken word artist and emcee Humble The Poet, and was chosen by the five celebrity panellists as the book Canada needs to read in 2017. Read More »

HUMBLE THE POET, CHANTAL KREVIAZUK, JODY MITIC,  CANDY PALMATER AND TAMARA TAYLOR ARE THE CELEBRITY

HUMBLE THE POET, CHANTAL KREVIAZUK, JODY MITIC,  CANDY PALMATER AND TAMARA TAYLOR ARE THE CELEBRITY

CBC today announced the 2017 CANADA READS panellists and their chosen books. Read More »

CBC BOOKS ANNOUNCES CANADA READS 2017 THEME, HOST AND LONGLIST

CBC BOOKS ANNOUNCES CANADA READS 2017 THEME, HOST AND LONGLIST

CBC Books today announced the Canada Reads 2017 longlist of 15 books. Debating the question, “What is the one book Canadians need now?” Canada Reads 2017 is looking at stories that help us explore the diverse perspectives that make this nation what it is today, and to reflect on where we’re heading. Read More »

THE ILLEGAL BY LAWRENCE HILL WINS CANADA READS 2016

THE ILLEGAL BY LAWRENCE HILL WINS CANADA READS 2016

Winning panellist Clara Hughes secures a second Canada Reads win for Lawrence Hill Read More »

ADAM “EDGE” COPELAND, CLARA HUGHES, FARAH MOHAMED, BRUCE POON TIP AND VINAY VIRMANI ARE THE CELEBRI

ADAM “EDGE” COPELAND, CLARA HUGHES, FARAH MOHAMED, BRUCE POON TIP AND VINAY VIRMANI ARE THE CELEBRI

This morning on q, CBC Radio One’s daily arts, culture and entertainment program, Shad announced the CANADA READS panellists and their chosen books. Read More »

CBC BOOKS ANNOUNCES CANADA READS 2016 THEME, HOST AND LONGLIST

CBC BOOKS ANNOUNCES CANADA READS 2016 THEME, HOST AND LONGLIST

CBC Books announces the Canada Reads 2016 longlist of 15 books, diverse stories that take place across the country and around the globe, in imaginary lands and in the future. Read More »

CBC RADIO ONE’S FALL 2015 SEASON LAUNCHES ON LABOUR DAY WITH RETURNING FAVOURITES, NEW SHOWS AND AN

CBC RADIO ONE’S FALL 2015 SEASON LAUNCHES ON LABOUR DAY WITH RETURNING FAVOURITES, NEW SHOWS AND AN

CBC Radio One announces the start of its new fall season, launching Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 7, with a fresh lineup of original programming encompassing current affairs, news, science and technology, arts and comedy. Read More »

RU BY KIM THÚY WINS CANADA READS 2015: ONE BOOK TO BREAK BARRIERS

RU BY KIM THÚY WINS CANADA READS 2015: ONE BOOK TO BREAK BARRIERS

Winning panellist Cameron Bailey joins Kim Thúy on CBC Radio One's Q on Friday, March 20 Read More »

CAMERON BAILEY, CRAIG KIELBURGER, KRISTIN KREUK, ELAINE “LAINEY” LUI AND MARTHA WAINWRIGHT ARE THE C

CAMERON BAILEY, CRAIG KIELBURGER, KRISTIN KREUK, ELAINE “LAINEY” LUI AND MARTHA WAINWRIGHT ARE THE C

This morning on Q, CBC Radio One’s energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment program, guest host Candy Palmater announced the CANADA READS: One book to break barriers panelists and their chosen books. Read More »

WAB KINEW TO HOST CANADA READS 2015

WAB KINEW TO HOST CANADA READS 2015

This year’s theme is “one book to break barriers.” Panelists will debate books that change perspectives, challenge stereotypes and illuminate issues. Canada Reads will consider both fiction and nonfiction books. 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,

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

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

DONOVAN BAILEY, SAMANTHA BEE, SARAH GADON, WAB KINEW AND STEPHEN LEWIS ARE THE CELEBRITY PANELLISTS

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, DOCU

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

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 »

CANADA READS 2012 FEATURES BIGGEST SHOW TO DATE - AIRING ON CBC RADIO ONE, CBC.CA, DOCUMENTARY AND C

CANADA READS 2012 FEATURES BIGGEST SHOW TO DATE - AIRING ON CBC RADIO ONE, CBC.CA, DOCUMENTARY AND C

Celebrity panelists battle it out for four days to determine this year’s must-read Canadian non-fiction. Read More »

Program Name

Canada Reads

Program Type

Radio

Bios

Ali Hassan

Host | Canada Reads
Host | Laugh Out Loud