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Amanda Brugel, defending We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib, wins Canada Reads 2020

The votes are in and Samra Habib's debut book, the memoir We Have Always Been Here defended by actor Amanda Brugel, is the Canada Reads 2020 winner.

Amanda Brugel & Samra Habib discuss Canada Reads and their love of books

The Handmaid's Tale actor won Canada Reads 2020, defending Samra Habib’s memoir We Have Always Been Here. Watch their virtual event in celebration of Canadian Independent Bookstore Day.

Canada Reads 2020 Finale: Watch the replay

Only two books remain in contention in the annual battle of the books. Who will win? Find out today!
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On the last day of Canada Reads, the finalists make their case for the one book all Canadians should read

The 2020 finale saw Amanda Brugel and Kaniehtiio Horn make their final arguments for books We Have Always Been Here and Son of a Trickster.

5 books to read if you loved Canada Reads 2020 winner We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

Finished reading the memoir We Have Always Been Here and looking for your next book? Here are five Canadian options.

5 books to read if you loved Canada Reads contender Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

Finished reading Son of a Trickster and looking for your next book? Here are five Canadian options to checkout.
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The book Akil Augustine thinks Canadians should read to spark discussions about race and social injustice

On the Canada Reads 2020 finale, the panellist shared why his book, Radicalized by Cory Doctorow, speaks to current issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality and inequality.

5 books to read if you loved Canada Reads contender Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club

Finished reading Megan Gail Coles's debut novel and looking for your next book? Here are five Canadian options.
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George Canyon, Amanda Brugel & Kaniehtiio Horn discuss the importance of sharing lived experiences

On the Canada Reads 2020 finale, the panellists talk about on the importance of learning about others and intersectionality in literature.

5 books to read if you loved Canada Reads contender From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

Finished reading the memoir From the Ashes and looking for your next book? Here are five Canadian options.

Canada Reads 2020 Day Three: Watch the replay

Only three titles remain in the annual battle of the books! Watch it now.

5 books to read if you loved Canada Reads contender Radicalized by Cory Doctorow

Finished reading the novella collection Radicalized and looking for your next book? Here are five Canadian options.
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What these two Canada Reads contenders can teach Canadians about complicated family dynamics

Amanda Brugel and Kaniehtiio Horn discuss how Son of a Trickster and We Have Always Been Here share thematic similarities when it comes to family.
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Alayna Fender argues that her Canada Reads contender might not inspire hope — but it could inspire change

On Day Three of Canada Reads 2020, the social media star talked how Megan Gail Coles's novel Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club can show readers that "there's work to be done"

Canada Reads 2020 Day Two: Watch the replay

Four books remain in Canada's annual title fight! Check out all the action from the second day of debates here.

Canada Reads 2020 Day One: Watch the replay

The battle of the books begins! Watch all the action from the first day of debates here.

How to tune into Canada Reads 2020

Want to watch online or on television, listen on the radio or download a podcast? We got you covered.
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George Canyon and Alayna Fender debate fiction vs. nonfiction when it comes to inspiring empathy

On Day Two of Canada Reads 2020, the two panellists engaged in a debate over whether nonfiction or fiction is better at fostering meaningful debate.
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Why Kaniehtiio Horn is drawn to books that subvert the colonial gaze

On Day Two of Canada Reads 2020, the actress spoke out how she feels Indigenous communities are often seen in literature.
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Akil Augustine on how Radicalized puts Canada's most pressing issues into focus

On Day One of Canada Reads 2020, the panellists got into a debate about what makes a book truly Canadian.
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George Canyon and Kaniehtiio Horn discuss 'trauma porn' and portrayals of Indigeneity in literature

During the opening round of Canada Reads 2020, the two panellists got into a spirited exchange.

Read excerpts from the Canada Reads 2020 books

Canada Reads 2020 will take place July 20-23. CBC Books has excerpts from all five books to tide you over in the meantime.

Canada Reads 2020 to take place July 20-23

The 2020 debates will air on CBC Radio, CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Books, YouTube and Facebook.

Listen to all 5 of the Canada Reads spotlight episodes now

Listen to five spotlight episodes to learn more about the Canada Reads 2020 contenders.

Canada Reads finalist Eden Robinson on the importance of representation and getting it right

Robinson's novel Son of a Trickster will be defended by actress Kaniehtiio Horn on Canada Reads.

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