Canada Reads

Canada Reads 2018 finale: Watch the replay

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

Canada Reads 2018: Finale

4 years ago
Duration 1:20:07
Two books go head to head in the final battle of 2018.

On the Canada Reads 2018 finale, Tahmoh Penikett, defending American War by Omar El Akkad, went head to head against Jeanne Beker, defending Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto, to determine the winner of this year's battle of the books. 

On the final day of debates, Penikett and Beker were each given the opportunity to sway fellow panellists Mozhdah Jamalzadah, Greg Johnson and Jully Black through discussions of the books' literary merit, themes and subject matter — and why their respective book is the one book to open the eyes of all Canadians. 

The 2018 contenders are:

All the ways you can tune into Canada Reads 2018:

ONLINE: Replays of the debates are available on our website, YouTube and Facebook

PODCAST: Episodes of Canada Reads are available on CBC and on iTunes.


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