Our Authors on the Canada Reads Longlist

 

We are pleased to share the news that Penguin Random House Canada is home to FIVE of the fifteen books on the longlist for this year’s Canada Reads.

Our longlisted authors are:

SHARON BALA for THE BOAT PEOPLE, published by and just newly on sale from McClelland & Stewart and edited by Anita Chong; also available as an audiobook narrated by Athena Karkanis

DAVID CHARIANDY for BROTHER, published by McClelland & Stewart and edited by Martha Kanya-Forstner; also available as an audiobook read by Joseph Pierre

CRAIG DAVIDSON for PRECIOUS CARGO, published by Knopf Canada and edited by Lynn Henry

OMAR EL AKKAD for AMERICAN WAR, published by McClelland & Stewart and edited by Jared Bland; also available as an audiobook from Random House Audio

J J LEE for THE MEASURE OF A MAN, published by McClelland & Stewart and edited by Anita Chong

Canada Reads is a literary contest hosted by the CBC in which five books are championed and discussed in a series of on-air radio debates. Canada Reads has consistently brought a lot of great attention and sales to the titles that are featured, and of course to the winner. This year’s theme for Canada Reads is One Book to Open Your Eyes. The books all challenge readers to look differently at themselves, their neighbours and the world around them.

A shortlist of five books will be announced January 30th and the debates will take place March 26-29th on CBC Radio One and online at CBCbooks.ca with CBC Laugh Out Loud’s Ali Hassan as host. Further details can be found at:  http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/the-canada-reads-2018-longlist-is-here-1.4471348           

Congratulations to our authors, their publishers and everyone involved!!