It's here: the Canada Reads short list and panelists revealed!

Today, the top five contending books and its defenders will be announced live on q.

We are mere months away from CBC's annual battle of the books, Canada Reads, and it's time to reveal the final five books and their defenders. Below are the finalists:

- Chantal Kreviazuk defending The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier.
- Humble The Poet defending Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis.
- Tamara Taylor defending Company Town by Madeline Ashby.
- Candy Palmater defending The Break by Katherena Vermette.
- Jody Mitic defending Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji.

Canada Reads will take place from March 27-30, and will be hosted by Ali Hassan. For more information, head over to CBC Books

— Produced by Cora Nijhawan


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