Canada Reads 2018

Tahmoh Penikett

Tahmoh Penikett defended American War by Omar El Akkad on Canada Reads 2018.

Defended American War by Omar El Akkad

Tahmoh Penikett defended American War by Omar El Akkad. (CBC)

Tahmoh Penikett defended American War by Omar El Akkad on Canada Reads 2018. Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto, defended by Jeanne Beker, was the winner of Canada Reads 2018.

Born in Whitehorse, Yukon, Tahmoh Penikett is the son of former Yukon premier Tony Penikett and Lulla Sierra Johns of the White River First Nation. Best known for playing Karl "Helo" Agathon on SyFy's television series Battlestar Galactica, Tahmoh has also starred in TV series Supernatural, Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, the Showcase time travel show, Continuum and, most recently, the Netflix series, Altered Carbon and NBC's Taken.


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
Actor Tahmoh Penikett explains why Omar El Akkad's debut novel should win this year's battle of the books. 10:04
Actor Tahmoh Penikett discusses the responsibilities of being a panellist on Canada Reads 2018. 7:07
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
The 2018 Canada Reads panellists share a few strategies and discuss their competition style. 2:09

The Canada Reads 2018 contenders


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