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. ...
January 08, 2018
CBC Announces Ali Hassan's Return as Host of Canada Reads + 2018 Longlist!
Today CBC Books announced that actor and comedian Ali Hassan will return to host the 2018 Canada Reads debates, after a successful debut year in 2017, where he guided the something fiery panellists ...
March 30, 2017
André Alexis adds CBC Canada Reads Win to the Accolades for Fifteen Dogs
Canada Reads has wrapped for another year, with a tense final day coming to a close this morning at the CBC studios in Toronto. In a 4-1 vote, André Alexis' novel Fifteen Dogs (Coach House Books) ...
March 28, 2017
CBC Canada Reads Halfway Point: A Heated Debate Sees M.G. Vassanji's Nostalgia Voted Off
Two of the four days of the 2017 CBC Canada Reads competition have passed, with a surprise tie-breaker on the first day knocking out The Break by Katherena Vermette (House of Anansi), which had been ...
March 22, 2017
Special Feature: CBC's Ann Jansen Talks Canada Reads' Past, Present, & Future
Ann Jansen is the Senior Producer for CBC Canada Reads, the national, week-long debate-based battle that each year chooses a Canadian book as the best of the best. Each day, panellists engage in unscripted, ...
December 19, 2016
CBC Canada Reads Announces Ali Hassan as Host + Theme and Longlist for 2017
The 2017 iteration of CBC's popular battle of the books, Canada Reads, will be hosted by actor ad comedian Ali Hassan, and will tackle the question "What is the one book Canadians need now?” Last year's ...