January 26, 2022
CBC Books Announces The 2022 Canada Reads Panellists & Books, Including Two Giller Winning Novels
This March, one Canadian writer will add the coveted CBC Canada Reads crown to their honours, and it looks like this year, a major literary honour won't be an unfamiliar experience for the eventual winner. ...
January 12, 2022
CBC Canada Reads Announces Star Studded 2022 Longlist
CBC Books has announced the 15-title mixed genre Canada Reads longlist for the 21st iteration of the popular debate literary show. The list includes memoir, short fiction, and novels, including recent ...
March 11, 2021
Devery Jacobs Captures the Canada Reads Crown for Joshua Whitehead's Acclaimed Novel, Johnny Appleseed
Day One of CBC Canada Reads this year saw Jessica J. Lee's Two Trees Make a Forest, defended by singer-songwriter Scott Helman, voted off. On Day Two, it was The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk, ...
March 09, 2021
CBC Canada Reads 2021: Two Down, Two to Go (Spoilers)
*This post contains spoilers about which books were voted off Canada Reads on days one and two*After a lively first day in which (final spoiler alert!) Jessica J. Lee's Two Trees Make a Forest was voted ...
March 08, 2021
"I Was Completely Transported by Every Sentence" The CBC Canada Reads Panellists on Their Debate Strategies & Their Love for Their Chosen Books
Everyone's favourite literary smackdown returns today through Thursday: the 2021 edition of CBC Canada Reads will bring the same fiery debates from passionate panellists championing their chosen book ...
January 14, 2021
CBC Books Announces The Five 2021 Canada Reads Books & Their Champions
Today CBC Books announced the final selections for the 2021 edition of Canada Reads, the debate show where five books are pitted against one another and one is voted off each day, Survivor-style, until ...
January 07, 2021
CBC Announces 2021 Canada Reads Longlist, with Lots of Love for Small Presses
CBC's annual book showdown, Canada Reads, returns in 2021, and yesterday book lovers got a glimpse at the potential contenders. The eclectic longlist, containing 15 titles, will be whittled down to five ...
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 ...