Canada Reads 2018

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson defended Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson on Canada Reads 2018.

Defended Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson

Greg Johnson defended Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson. (CBC)

Greg Johnson defended Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson on Canada Reads 2018. Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto, defended by Jeanne Beker, was the winner of Canada Reads 2018.

Greg Johnson is one of North America's top professional storm-chasers and severe weather experts. Selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine, he is also an accomplished photographer, speaker and workshop leader. A graduate of Acadia University, he has turned his passion for capturing nature's most beautiful and deadly displays of severe weather into a full-time career, and is best known for his work on the show, Tornado Hunters

Canada Reads

The Canada Reads defenders and authors took the stage in Toronto to discuss the five books that will be championed on CBC's battle of the books from March 26-29, 2018. Here and Now's Gill Deacon hosted the event in the Glenn Gould Studio. 1:07:45
This morning is a big day for books in Canada — it's the day that we get to find out this year's panellists and their book choices for Canada Reads 2018. This year's battle of the books will revolve around the theme "One Book to Open Your Eyes," celebrating titles that challenge readers to look differently at themselves, their neighbours and the world around them. All five of the panellists — Jully Black, Mozhdah Jamalzadah, Tahmoh Penikett, Greg Johnson, Jeanne Beker — join guest host Laurie Brown in the q studio to reveal their choices for the book they think all Canadians should read. 14:24
Canada Reads panellist Greg Johnson explains that he'll use humour to influence the opinions of his fellow competitors. 1:27
The Tornado Hunters star shares why he chose to defend Craig Davidson's memoir Precious Cargo. 9:14
The 2018 Canada Reads panellists share a few strategies and discuss their competition style. 2:09

Other interviews

Greg Johnson will do just about anything to get the perfect photo of the perfect storm. 11:17

The Canada Reads 2018 contenders

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