Friday February 12, 2016

Gill Deacon is the new host of Canada Reads 2016!

Gill Deacon has a lot of reading to do! The freshly-minted Canada Reads host has 5 great reads to get through by March.

Gill Deacon has a lot of reading to do! The freshly-minted Canada Reads host has 5 great reads to get through by March. (Bria John/CBC)

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Ever since Wab Kinew stepped down as host of Canada Reads to run in a provincial by-election in Manitoba, the people of Canada have been waiting and wondering: who will wield the mighty bell at this year's battle of the books?

Well, we are pleased to tell you the wait is over. The new host of Canada Reads is seasoned broadcaster and frequent q guest host Gill Deacon!

Gill is the host of CBC's Here and Now and the best-selling author of three books, There's Lead in Your LipstickNaked Imperfection and Green for Life.

Read more about Gill and this year's apropos theme, Starting Over, at CBC Books.

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