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We Have Always Been Here By Samra Habib Wins Canada Reads 2020

The Handmaid’s Tale and Kim’s Convenience actress Amanda Brugel defended the book, We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib, and thanks to her skillfully presented case it won the Canada Reads 2020 final. 


The Illegal By Lawrence Hill Wins Canada Reads 2016

Canadian author Lawrence Hill first won Canada Reads, the annual CBC battle of the books competition, in 2009 when his novel The Book of Negroes was championed by Avi Lewis. The successful novel of course also went on to also become an award winning limited series on CBC TV. Now his latest book, The Illegal, has made him a winner again.