Get ready for Canada Reads 2019!

Ali Hassan is back to host CBC's annual battle of the books. The longlist will be announced on Jan. 10, 2019.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

Jeanne Beker and Jully Black on the nature of healing

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

Canada Reads 2018 Day Three: Watch the replay

Three books left. Another title will be voted off the Canada Reads table on March 28, 2018.

Jully Black on how dialogue can start the healing process

The Canada Reads 2018 panellist speaks on how the YA novel The Marrow Thieves kickstarts a conversation all Canadians should take part in.

Jeanne Beker on the stories of survival that stick with her

On Day Three, the Canada Reads 2018 panellist talks about her parents' accounts of surviving the Holocaust.

Watch The Marrow Thieves trailer in Anishinaabemowin

Watch the Canada Reads trailer for Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves in Anishinaabemowin.
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Canada Reads panellist Greg Johnson donating copies of Precious Cargo, The Marrow Thieves to 2 Sask. schools

On Day Three of Canada Reads, Greg Johnson announced: "I'm putting my money where my mouth is."

Canada Reads 2018 Day Two: Watch the replay

Four books remain. Another title will be voted off the Canada Reads table on March 27, 2018.

Tahmoh Penikett on respecting lived experiences

The actor and Canada Reads 2018 panellist on the importance of knowing history.

Greg Johnson on Precious Cargo's message of understanding

On Day Two, panellist Greg Johnson explains his title's important lesson of compassion, delivered through humour.

How the students in New Brunswick brought Canada Reads home

It’s about more than YA novels and sports stories in the high school iteration of Canada Reads.