Saturday, February 13, 2010

Book Mark: Canada Also Reads

The National Post has released their short list for their inaugural Canada Also Reads. This came about as what they call a 'friendly counterpoint' to the Canada Reads event (but this is the National Post, soooo....).

The panelists will each present a short essay defending their selected book: making the case for why you need to read it. Two essays will be posted each day through the week starting March 1. And on March 8 a live chat will be held with the panelists and the authors and enjoy a rousing discussion of the titles.

Short List:
• Writer and critic Steven Beattie defends My White Planet by Mark Anthony Jarman

• Author Tish Cohen (Inside Out Girl, Town House), defends The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan

• Singer/songwriter Andy Maize (Skydiggers) defends Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

• Poet Jacob McArthur Mooney (The New Layman's Almanac) defends The Last Shot by Leon Rooke

• Blogger John Mutford defends Yellowknife by Steve Zipp

• Author Lisa Pasold (Rats of Las Vegas) defends You And The Pirates by Jocelyne Allen

• Author Neil Smith (Bang Crunch) defends Come Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant

• Author Zoe Whittall (Holding Still For As Long as Possible) defends Fear of Fighting by Stacey May Fowles

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for spreading the Canada Also Reads word.

    Cathy Marie Buchanan
    author of the Day the Falls Stood Still