Meet the Canada Reads 2023 contenders

The debates take place March 27-30 on CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC Books.

The complete Canada Reads history: Every book and panellist who has appeared on the show since 2002

Listen to this celebration of CBC's battle of the books! The 2023 edition of the great Canadian book debate takes place March 27-30.

Why Canada Reads inspires Lisa Moore to 'read everybody'

The Newfoundland-based writer reflects on what she learned competing both as a panellist and an author on CBC’s annual battle of the books. The 2023 edition of the great Canadian book debate takes place March 27-30

The Whole Animal by Corinna Chong

The Whole Animal by Corinna Chong

15 books make Canada Reads 2023 longlist

This year, the great Canadian book debate is looking for one book to shift your perspective. The panellists and the books they choose to champion will be revealed on Jan. 25!

Lisa Moore's novel This is How We Love explores a St. John's family in crisis during one fateful snowstorm

The prolific St. John's author spoke to Shelagh Rogers on location in Newfoundland about how parts of her life found their way into her latest novel.
Books of the Year

The best Canadian fiction of 2022

Here are the CBC Books picks for the top Canadian fiction of the year.

Past Giller Prize winners

A comprehensive list of all the past Giller Prize winners.

'I had absolutely no idea that it would take off': Lawrence Hill reflects on 15 years of The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes, first published in 2007, has sold 800,000 copies in Canada. Hill will celebrate the book at an in-person event at the AfterWords Literary Festival in Halifax on Oct. 2.
Literary Festival

AfterWords Literary Festival celebrates writers, readers, ideas to Oct. 2

The AfterWords Literary Festival, a celebration of writers, readers, and the ideas that bring them together, has an inspired program and list of participating writers for its fourth annual festival, including virtual and in-person events in Halifax, until Sunday Oct. 2.

Vancouver Writers Fest returns to in-person programming for its 35th anniversary

Omar El Akkad, author of the Scotiabank Giller prize-winning novel What Strange Paradise, is this year’s guest curator.

Lisa Moore's new novel This Is How We Love reflects on family and the need for community and compassion 

The St. John's author speaks to Shelagh Rogers about writing her latest novel, This Is How We Love.

Full Episode: July 23, 2022

This week features Lisa Moore, Janice Lynn Mather, Daniel Kalla, Jen Sookfong Lee and Brian Francis.


Lisa Moore's novel was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2013.

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone is a short story collection by Lisa Moore.




Lisa Moore's novel won Canada Reads in 2013.


Lisa Moore's young adult novel is about a sixteen-year-old girl whose lifelong crush has grown up to have a dark side.


This novel by Lisa Moore was shortlisted for the 2005 Giller Prize.


Open is a short story collection by Lisa Moore.

Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore is an award-winning novelist from St. John's, Newfoundland.

This is How We Love

Award-winning author Lisa Moore’s latest novel explores the complexities of familial relationships.
Reading List

The CBC Books summer reading list: 45 cool books to read while the weather heats up

It's officially summertime! Looking for a good read? Check out this list of the buzzworthy Canadian and international fiction and nonfiction books out right now.
How I Wrote It

Lisa Moore's new novel This Is How We Love delves into the complexity of family ties

Set in St. John's, award-winning author Lisa Moore's latest novel examines how an act of violence causes one family to reflect on the need for community and compassion.

40 Canadian books coming out in May we can't wait to read

A new month means new books! Here are some of May's most anticipated Canadian titles.

Past Canada Reads contenders and winners

Get to know the past books, panellists and authors of CBC's battle of the books.