Canada Reads 2009:
Five great Canadian books. Five celebrity panelists. One week of passionate debate about CanLit, hosted by Jian Ghomeshi. Canada Reads 2009 is officially underway.
The debates air March 2-6. Find out more about the panelists and the books they’re backing on this site.
The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay
defended by Anne-Marie Withenshaw
Fruit by Brian Francis
defended by Jen Sookfong Lee
Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards
defended by Sarah Slean
The Outlander by Gil Adamson
defended by Nicholas Campbell
The Book of Negroesby Lawrence Hill
defended by Avi Lewis
Canada Reads and participating publishers support literacy by donating books to libraries. The publisher of the winning book also makes a financial donation to a national literacy organization. This year’s recipient is the
National Indigenous Literacy Association