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Looking back at 20 years of Canada Reads, the great Canadian book debate

Listen to this celebration of CBC's battle of the books!
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Canada Reads is for people to be 'entertained, inspired and maybe a little peeved,' says Mark Sakamoto

Mark Sakamoto's memoir Forgiveness won Canada Reads in 2018, championed by fashion journalist Jeanne Beker.
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'It's the hardest thing I've ever done on TV': Ziya Tong remembers her Canada Reads experience

Ziya Tong won Canada Reads 2019, when she championed Max Eisen's By Chance Alone, a memoir of the Holocaust.
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Why Canada Reads inspires Lisa Moore to 'read everybody'

The Newfoundland-based writer reflects on what she learned competing both as a panellist and an author on CBC’s annual battle of the books.
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Terry Fallis says writing fiction that's geared for laughs isn't as easy as you'd think

The Canada Reads-winning author of The Best Laid Plans talks about writing Operation Angus, a novel that continues to follow the adventures of Angus McLintock.
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Lawrence Hill reflects on dealing with literary criticism and winning Canada Reads twice

The bestselling author discusses his experience and what he hopes to see for the future of CBC’s annual battle of the books.

'There's still a path forward': Wab Kinew reflects on Canada Reads and the meaning of reconciliation

The Manitoba NDP leader talks about what it was like preparing for the debates, later reading the controversy around the author he successfully defended and his hopes for the show in the future.

Heather O'Neill reflects on what it was like when her debut novel won Canada Reads 2007

To celebrate 20 years of the great Canadian book debate, the Montreal writer reflects on what it was like to be the winning Canada Reads author back in 2007.

How winning Canada Reads helped Steven Page discover a new side of himself

To celebrate 20 years of the great Canadian book debate, the musician reflects on what it was like to win the first ever Canada Reads.

Canada Reads winner Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead optioned for TV adaptation

The award-winning Indigiqueer novel will be adapted into a four-part miniseries.

Syrian refugee story Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah & Winnie Yeung to be adapted into graphic novel

Yeung will be adapting the book with illustrator Nicole Wolf. The adaptation will likely be published in 2023.

Canada Reads 2021 highlight reel: Relive the best moments from the week

That's a wrap on the 20th edition of Canada Reads with host Ali Hassan.

Devery Jacobs, championing Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead, wins Canada Reads 2021

In a tight 3-2 vote on the final day of debates, Devery Jacobs took home the win for Joshua Whitehead's debut novel Jonny Appleseed.

10 Canadian books to read if you loved Canada Reads winner Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

These are the titles to check out after reading the book that won this year's great Canadian book debate!

8 Canadian books to read if you loved Canada Reads contender Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Butter Honey Pig Bread was championed by Roger Mooking on Canada Reads 2021. If you've just finished Butter Honey Pig Bread and are looking for a new read, check out these Canadian books.

10 Canadian books to read if you loved Canada Reads contender Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Hench was championed by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee. If you've finished reading Hench, check out these Canadian books.

8 books to read if you loved Canada Reads contender The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

If you've finished The Midnight Bargain and are looking for your next book, here are 8 Canadian titles to check out.

8 Canadian books to read if you loved Canada Reads contender Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee

8 Canadian books to read if you loved Canada Reads contender Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee.

Canada Reads 2021 Finale: Watch the replay

Only two books remain in contention in Canada’s great book debate. Who will take this year’s crown? Find out today!
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Roger Mooking and Devery Jacobs go head-to-head in the Canada Reads 2021 finale

On the final day of Canada Reads 2021, Roger Mooking and Devery Jacobs make their final arguments over why their chosen book is the "one book to transport us."
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'Resilience comes in a lot of different ways.': Paul Sun-Hyung Lee champions Hench

On Day Three of Canada Reads 2021, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Devery Jacobs discuss themes in the novel Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots.
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'Repetition is the key to success... it's a battle of the mind': Rosey Edeh champions The Midnight Bargain

On Day Two of Canada Reads 2021, Rosey Edeh and Devery Jacobs shared their thoughts on the novel The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk.
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'The stories of our lives and... this Earth are intertwined': Scott Helman defends Two Trees Make a Forest

During the opening round of Canada Reads 2021, Scott Helman and Roger Mooking exchanged notes on the memoir Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee.

The Canada Reads 2021 podcast is here! Listen now to get ready for the great Canadian book debate

Canada Reads takes place March 8-11. There are 11 episodes designed to bring you everything you need to know to get ready!

Meet the Canada Reads 2021 contenders

2021 marks the 20th edition of Canada Reads. This year's theme is One Book to Transport Us. The debates will take place March 8-11.

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