The 2023 edition of Canada Reads, with a theme of “One book to shift your perspective,” has announced its list of books to be debated and the champions for each title.
The five books to be debated are:
- Ducks by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly) will be championed by Jeopardy! champion, Mattea Roach.
- Greenwood by Michael Christie (McClelland & Stewart) /PRHC) is championed by actor and filmmaker, Keegan Connor Tracy.
- Hotline by Dimitri Nasrallah (Esplanade Books/Véhicule Press) is championed by bhangra artist and educator, Gurdeep Pandher.
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey/PRHC) is championed by #BookTok (TikTok) content creator Tasnim Geedi.
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Harper Perennial/HCP) is by actor, director, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director, Michael Greyeyes.
The selected books were winnowed from a list of 15 titles announced in early January.
This year’s debates will take place from March 27–30 and will be moderated by actor and comedian Ali Hassan in his seventh year as host.