January 11, 2024
CBC Books Announces Canada Reads Shortlist for 2024, with Former Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi Serving as a Panellist
CBC's book competition Canada Reads is returning for 2024 with a new theme. This year, they're looking to crown "one book to carry us forward".The five panellists chose their books from a 15-title longlist. ...
December 13, 2023
CBC Announced Canada Reads 2024 Longlist
Today CBC Books announced the 15-title longlist for the 23rd edition of their book competition show, Canada Reads, which will take place March 4-7. Five panellists will select a book to champion from ...
April 18, 2023
Vancouver's Will Richter Wins CBC Short Story Prize for His Gripping Tale of Literary Festival Violence
This morning, CBC Books and the Canada Council for the Arts announced that Vancouver's Will Richter has won the 2023 CBC Short Story Prize. His story "Just a Howl" captured the prestigious $6,000 prize, ...
March 30, 2023
Kate Beaton's Ducks Wins Canada Reads, Making it the First Graphic Narrative to Capture the Crown
CBC Canada Reads 2023 has officially wrapped, crowning one title as the book all Canadians should read "to shift their perspective" this year. It was a smart and tight series of debates this year, with ...
March 27, 2023
CBC Canada Reads: A Tense Vote Sets up a Tight Race Going Forward
We're at the halfway mark already in the 2023 edition of CBC Books' Canada Reads competition, one of the biggest literary events of the year and a potentially career-making accolade for the author of ...
March 27, 2023
"I Was Genuinely in Love with This Little Creation" The 2023 Canada Reads Panellists on Strategy, Book Love, & Celebration Trees
Today is the day – this morning, the 2023 edition of CBC's book debate bonanza, Canada Reads kicked off. We'll be covering the debates at tomorrow's halfway point and after the winner is crowned at ...
January 25, 2023
CBC Announces a Panelist Line Up Studded with TV & Social Media Stars for Canada Reads 2023
It's one of the first signs for book lovers in Canada that spring is around the corner – CBC Books has announced its line up of celebrity panelists and the books they've chosen to defend in the upcoming ...
November 24, 2022
PEI's Bren Simmers Wins CBC Poetry Award for Poem Suite Exploring the Connection Between Alzheimer's and Language
For the first time ever, a writer from Prince Edward Island has won the prestigious CBC Poetry Prize. Bren Simmers was awarded the $6,000 prize today for her poetry collection Spell World Backwards. The ...
September 22, 2022
Beekeeper and Decorated Métis Writer Susan Cormier Wins CBC Nonfiction Prize
Today, CBC Books announced the winner of the prestigious CBC Nonfiction Prize. The prize, which has launched the careers of writers including Carol Shields and Kim Echlin over its 23 year history, ...
March 31, 2022
CBC Canada Reads Finale Recap: Revealing the 2022 Winner – The "One Book to Connect Us"
This probably goes without saying, but **Spoiler for Canada Reads 2022 Winner!**This morning saw the final debate of the 2022 CBC Canada Reads competition, with Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez, defended ...