On Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Jian Ghomeshi announced the 5 books and their defenders for Canada Reads 2010. Congratulations to Ann-Marie MacDonald, Nicolas Dickner, Douglas Coupland and Wayson Choy! (And Marina Endicott, who rounds out the list)
We don’t want you to miss any of the action. Here is a round-up of links to CBC’s Canada Reads content:
- Read The Canada Reads Blog and the CBC Book Club which is all about Canada Reads this month!
- You can find the CBC Book Club on Twitter too, @cbcbookclub. More twitter coverage can be found by searching #canadareads.
- Canada Reads also has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Canada-Reads/37300206075
- Learn more about the panelists defending our books.
- And finally, be sure to enter the CBC’s weekly Canada Reads Contests
But of course, you want to know more about the books and authors being defended this year. Check out these links for interviews, excerpts and more.
Photo © Gabor Jurina
Canada Reads selection: Fall on Your Knees
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Photo © Antoine Tanguay
Canada Reads Selection: Nikolski
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Photo © D.J. Weir
Douglas Coupland’s Youtube Channel
Douglas Coupland’s latest book, Generation A is a kind of response/rethinking of Canada Reads selection, Generation X. It explores new ways of looking at the act of reading and storytelling in a digital world. Click here to read an excerpt
Photo © Robert Mills
In 2001, six years after publishing The Jade Peony, Wayson Choy suffered a combined asthma-heart attack. When his heart failed him a second time, four years later, it was the strength of his bonds with the people in his life, forged through countless acts of kindness, that pulled Choy back to his life. Framed by Wayson Choy’s two brushes with death, Not Yet is an intimate and insightful study of one man’s reasons for living.
Read from Wayson Choy’s memoir Not Yet.