The CBC has released its shortlist of five finalists for the 2017 #CanadaReads debates.
According to the cbc.ca/books website:
Five Canadians – an actor, a musician, a comedian, a performer and a veteran – will battle it out to become the next Canada Reads champion beginning March 27, 2017.
Over four days, the five defenders will bring their diverse perspectives to answer the question: What is the one book Canadians need now?
The contenders and their chosen books are:
- Chantal Kreviazuk defending The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier
- Humble The Poet defending Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
- Tamara Taylor defending Company Town by Madeline Ashby
- Candy Palmater defending The Break by Katherena Vermette
- Jody Mitic defending Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji
The Canada Reads debates, which take place from March 27 to 30, 2017, will be hosted by Ali Hassan from CBC’s Laugh Out Loud.