CBC's 'Canada Reads' Names Panelists, Books
November 28, 2006 at 5:54 AM (PT)
CBC RADIO ONE's "CANADA READS" competition has named the five celebrities and the books they will debate in the 2007 edition of the competition to choose a book for everyone in CANADA to read:
-BARENAKED LADIES co-leader STEVEN PAGE has chosen DAVID BEZMOZGIS' collection "NATASHA AND OTHER STORIES."
-BLUE RODEO frontman JIM CUDDY has chosen TIMOTHY TAYLOR's novel "STANLEY PARK."
-Novelist DONNA MORRISSEY has chosen ANOSH IRANI's novel "THE SONG OF KAHUNSHA."
-Author and broadcaster DENISE BOMBARDIER has chosen GABRIELLE ROY's "CES ENFANTS DE MA VIE" ("CHILDREN OF MY HEART," English translation by ALAN BROWN).
-THE WEAKERTHANS' JOHN K. SAMSON has chosen HEATHER O'NEILL's novel "LULLABIES FOR LITTLE CRIMINALS."
The debates will air FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 2 at 11:30a and 7:30p (noon and 8p NT) on CBC RADIO ONE, with BILL RICHARDSON hosting. The panel will vote one book off the show each day until a winner emerges. The publisher of the winning book will donate part of the book's sales to FRONTIER COLLEGE.