Books·Canada Reads 2018

Jeanne Beker

Jeanne Beker defended Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto, which won Canada Reads 2018.

Defended Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto

Jeanne Beker defended Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto. (CBC)

Jeanne Beker defended Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto, which won Canada Reads 2018.

Jeanne Beker has covered style for over 30 years as the host of Fashion Television, which had viewers in more than 130 countries, and as the former editor-in-chief of FQ and SIR magazines. She is also the author of five books, including her 2010 autobiography, Finding Myself in Fashion. Jeanne was a contributing editor at the Toronto Star, the Kit and a columnist for Metro, the National Post, the Globe and Mail and Post City magazine. She is currently style editor at the Shopping Channel and host of the series Style Matters. Her contributions have been recognized with the Order of Canada (2014), a star on Canada's Walk of Fame (2016), a Canadian Screen Achievement Award (2013) and the Canadian Award of Distinction from the Banff World Media Festival (2012).

Canada Reads

Watch the 2018 Canada Reads panellists & authors in conversation with Gill Deacon

6 years ago
Duration 1:07:45
Featured VideoThe 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.

Jeanne Beker's final arguments for Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto

6 years ago
Duration 0:35
Featured VideoJeanne Beker makes one last case for her book, the memoir Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto, on the finale of Canada Reads 2018.

Canada Reads: 'You never know what's going to happen'

6 years ago
Duration 2:10
Featured VideoThe 2018 Canada Reads panellists share a few strategies and discuss their competition style.
Featured VideoJournalist and fashion entrepreneur Jeanne Beker shares her thoughts on Canadian fashion designers and what fashion says about our national identity.

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The Canada Reads 2018 contenders