Canada Reads

Catherine Hernandez

Author of Scarborough, championed by Malia Baker.

Author of Scarborough, championed by Malia Baker

Catherine Hernandez. (

Malia Baker championed Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez on Canada Reads 2022.

Canada Reads took place March 28-31, 2022 The debates were hosted by Ali Hassan and broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

About Catherine Hernandez

Catherine Hernandez is a Canadian writer, author and playwright. Her 2017 novel, Scarborough, was a shortlisted finalist for the 2017 Toronto Book Award, the 2018 Trillium Book Award, the 2018 Edmund White Award and was on the longlist for Canada Reads 2018Scarborough was also adapted to screen as a feature film and premiered at TIFF in 2021.

Books by Catherine Hernandez

The Canada Reads 2022 contenders

Interviews with Catherine Hernandez

Catherine Hernandez's second novel, Crosshairs, takes place in a chilling dystopian future where a fascist regime seeks to eliminate all those deemed "Other."
Canadian author Catherine Hernandez joined Tom Power to talk about bringing her debut novel, Scarborough, to the big screen. She explained why centering the story around a community of low-income families from different racial and ethnic backgrounds was so important to her.


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