June 12, 2020
Why are Canadian kids’ books so darn good? (And they are!)
We Canadians are pretty good at downplaying our accomplishments. “Cutting down the tall poppies” and “familiarity breeds contempt” should perhaps be emblazoned on our coins and flag.So it may ...
January 08, 2020
Canada Reads Announces 2020 Longlist: Billy-Ray Belcourt, Megan Gail Coles, Stéphane Larue Among Those Included
CBC Books has released the longlist for its annual Canada Reads competition, and this year is stacked with powerful books from Ontario indie publishers, including Billy Ray Becourt's NDN Coping Mechanisms ...
March 28, 2019
Max Eisen's Harrowing Holocaust Memoir By Chance Alone Captures 2019 Canada Reads Crown
Ziya Tong and Chuck ComeauIt was an emotional day at CBC as the final Canada Reads debates got underway to see what book would be the 2019 victor: Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung (Freehand ...
March 26, 2019
CBC Canada Reads 2019: Diverging Votes at the Halfway Mark
Today was Day Two (of four) at CBC Canada Reads and the debates were intense but marked by a generosity amongst the panelists towards each other's chosen books.Joe Zee was the competition's first free ...
March 21, 2019
CBC Canada Reads 2019 Panelists on Debate Strategy, Heartbreaking Reads & Fighting for Their Authors
CBC's beloved books showdown, Canada Reads, is less than a week away, with the 2019 debates starting on Monday, March 25. We got the chance to speak to the panelists, who take on the daunting task of ...
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 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 ...
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 ...