January 31, 2019
CBC Canada Reads announces celebrity panelists & chosen books
Today CBC revealed the celebrity panelists and chosen books for the 2019 edition of the Canada Reads debates.Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau, model, actor, TV host and philanthropist Lisa Ray, TV ...
January 21, 2019
CBC's 22 Minutes Pokes Fun at CanLit in the Cold
Given our frozen Monday weather here in Ontario, we wanted to share this video from CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes that is on-theme and will hopefully warm you up with a laugh, especially if you've ever ...
January 10, 2019
CBC Canada Reads Announces Eclectic Longlist for Canada's Most Moving Book
CBC Books has announced the Canada Reads longlist and the 2019 competition's theme: "One book to move you".The 15-title list includes fiction and nonfiction, new titles and older ones, from authors across ...
November 14, 2018
Vancouver's Natalie Lim Wins CBC Poetry Prize for Her First Published Work
Winning the CBC Poetry Prize is a huge feat for any Canadian poet, but 2018 winner Natalie Lim has added an extra layer of impressiveness to her achievement: her winning poem, "Arrhythmia", is her first-ever ...
September 18, 2018
Nova Scotia's Sandra Murdock Wins CBC Non-fiction Prize with Her "Treasure" of a Story
Sandra Murdock, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has won the CBC Nonfiction grand prize for her piece, Easy Family Dinners. Murdock beat out more than 2000 other English language submissions from across the ...
April 17, 2018
"Lipstick Day" by Toronto's Leah Mol Wins CBC Short Story Prize
Today CBC BOOKS announced the winner of the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize. The $6,000 award goes to Leah Mol of Toronto for her story "Lipstick Day", which beat out 2200 submissions from across Canada. ...
March 29, 2018
CBC Canada Reads Crowns 2018 Champion
(The 2018 winner of CBC Canada Reads is revealed below!)Today in front of a studio audience in Toronto, CBC Canada Reads panelist Mozhdah Jamalzadah, host of The Mozhdah Show, hesitated before revealing ...
March 27, 2018
CBC Canada Reads the Halfway Mark: And Then There Were Three
(If you aren't caught up on CBC Canada Reads, this post contains up to date information on the competition, aka spoilers!)Today marked the halfway point for CBC Canada Reads 2018. In a tie-breaking upset, ...
March 22, 2018
"I’m Coming in as a Book Lover": CBC Canada Reads Panelists on their Upcoming Literary Battle
CBC Canada Reads is unlike any other book prize in the country - rather than a jury selecting a book in private, the process is not just out in the open but televised, with panelists going to the mat ...
January 30, 2018
CBC Announces 2018 Canada Reads Finalists and Panelists!
CBC Canada Reads host Ali Hassan will have his hands full during the 2018 competition, with a panel of savvy and confident readers defending five books that have already amassed significant acclaim. ...