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Top 5 books to add to your summer reading list

On this week's episode of Our Ottawa, five authors talk about their award-winning books that would be great adds to your summer reading list.

Local authors provide award-winning books for reading in the heat

Our Ottawa talks to five authors and their award-winning books, which you should read this summer. 7:19

On Our Ottawa this week, we provide you with five authors you should check out on your summer reading list, including some local writers.

Join host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld for a look at what's happening in our community, plus lifestyle tips and stories about health, consumer, music, arts and entertainment.

You can watch Our Ottawa on CBC Television on Saturday at 6 a.m., as well as Sunday and Monday at 11 a.m.

The five authors featured on this week's show are:

  • Eleanor Catton: With two prestigious awards on her bookshelf, the author talks about her prize-winning novel The Luminaries.
  • Teresa Toten: The Governor General's Literary Arts Award-winning children's writer shares her story about The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B.
  • Playwright Nicolas Billon wins the GG Literary Arts Award in Drama for Fault Lines: Three Plays.
  • Paul Wells on Stephen Harper: The political writer talks about his revealing book The Longer I'm Prime Minister.
  • Ottawa author Denise Chong reflects on stories about her Chinese heritage.

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