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Here is the Canada Reads 2019 longlist

Find out which 15 books are on the longlist for CBC's battle of the books. The shortlisted titles and their champions will be revealed on Jan. 31, 2019.
Canada Reads 2019

How Ali Hassan is gearing up to host Canada Reads again

The battle of the books host weighs in on the Canada Reads 2019 theme — one book to move you — and the longlist of 15 titles.
Canada Reads 2019

In Toronto? See the Canada Reads 2019 contenders in conversation at the Toronto Reference Library

Come hear from the Canada Reads 2019 contenders at the Toronto Reference Library on Jan. 31, 2019.
How I Wrote It

Thea Lim wanted to write about grief — and ended up with a time travelling love story

The Singaporean-Canadian novel's An Ocean of Minutes is on the Canada REads 2019 longlist.
How I Wrote It

How Carrianne Leung drew on her Scarborough roots to tackle sensitive subjects

Carrianne Leung's novel That Time I Loved You is on the Canada Reads 2019 longlist.
How I Wrote It

How Tima Kurdi is honouring the memory of her nephew with her book, The Boy on the Beach

The author and activist discusses why it was important for the world to know Alan Kurdi and the Syrian refugee crisis.
How I Wrote It

How David Chariandy brought his novel Brother to life

Brother is on the Canada Reads 2019 longlist.
How I Wrote It

How turning to her Nishnaabeg roots helped Leanne Betasamosake Simpson get creative

The award-winning storyteller and scholar's book This Accident of Being Lost is longlisted for Canada Reads 2019.
How I Wrote it

Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, teenage refugee from Syria, tells his story with help from his teacher Winnie Yeung

Abu Bakr al Rabeeah's memoir Homes, co-authored by Winnie Yeung, is longlisted for Canada Reads 2019.
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Jeanne Beker, championing Forgiveness, wins Canada Reads 2018

The fashion icon takes the prize for the one book that will open the eyes of Canadians.

'That should win': Indigenous authors share experiences as finalists on Canada Reads

Tracey Lindberg was joined on stage by Métis writer Katherena Vermette and Métis writer Cherie Dimaline to talk about race and representation on Canada Reads, CBC's annual battle of the books.

Novelists Cherie Dimaline, Omar El Akkad and Sharon Bala discuss Canada Reads

Three of the battle of the books finalists regrouped at the Festival of Literary Diversity for a conversation about race, representation and reading.

Joy Kogawa and Mark Sakamoto on forgiveness and Japanese-Canadian internment

The author of Obasan and the author of the Canada Reads-winning memoir discuss friendship, forgiveness and bringing their stories into the spotlight.

Ligne brisée, the French translation of The Break by Katherena Vermette, wins Combat des livres

Innu writer Naomi Fontaine was defending the novel, which was translated by Mélissa Verreault.

Cherie Dimaline's YA novel The Marrow Thieves optioned for television

The bestselling, award-winning book is about a group of Indigenous people on the run in a dystopian near future.

Adaptation of Canada Reads 2018 winner Forgiveness in development with CBC and DCTV

Mark Sakamoto's memoir follows the story of his grandfather Ralph MacLean and grandmother Mitsue Sakamoto during the Second World War.

How different regions engaged with Canada Reads 2018

What Canada Reads looked like for 10 Canadian cities.

5 books to read after Canada Reads 2018

Read all of the great Canada Reads 2018 books? Here are five books you might also like!

Canada Reads 2018: All the highlights

Check out some of the memorable moments from this year's show.

Canada Reads 2018: Mark Sakamoto and Jeanne Beker on Forgiveness

Author Mark Sakamoto and panellist Jeanne Beker reflect on winning the top spot in Canada Reads 2018.

Canada Reads 2018 finale: Watch the replay

Only two books remain. One will become the Canada Reads 2018 champion on March 29, 2018.

How Mark Sakamoto's visit to Ottawa connected the history of family and country

The Canada Reads 2018 contender and author of the memoir Forgiveness joined audience members in the capital to reflect on the book’s title.

Jeanne Beker on the power of the memoir Forgiveness

The Canada Reads panellist on why her book is the one that will open eyes.

Tahmoh Penikett on the importance of hearing stories of struggle and survival

On Day Four, the Canada Reads 2018 panellist talks about hearing and learning from difficult stories.
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Jeanne Beker and Jully Black on the nature of healing

During the Canada Reads 2018 finale, the two panellists got into a heated exchange.