Canada Reads, the annual book deathmatch put on by the CBC, announced this year's contenders on January 20th. We are completely over-the-moon excited to have two members with books in the running this year.
Lainey Lui will be defending When Everything Feels like the Movies by Raziel Reid, published by Arsenal Pulp Press.
Martha Wainwright will be defending And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhonda Mullins, published by Coach House Books.
This year's debates will be hosted by Wab Kinew, who successfully defended The Orenda by Joseph Boyden last year, and has a theme of "the one book to break barriers".
The debates take place March 16th through 19th.