Friday, November 26, 2004

This just in! Canada Reads lineup announced a while ago

Well, the lineup for the fourth Canada Reads contest has been announced. The competitors are as follows:
  • Rufus Wainright defends Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers;
  • Olivia Chow fights for Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake;
  • Donna Morrisey sticks up for Frank Parker Day's Rockbound;
  • Sherraine MacKay (a fencer! Woo!) sides with Mairuth Sarsfield's No Crystal Stair;
  • Roch Carrier (former National Librarian! Woo!) goes to the mat for Jacques Poulin's Volkswagen Blues (translated by Sheila Fischman)
(Thanks to Bookninja for bringing this to my attention. I'm sure the list of books being debated on Radio-Canada is on the CBC web site somewhere, but I found the list in the Bookninja forums - the list includes Life of Pi, The Handmaid's Tale, and Un dimanche à la piscine de Kigali (Sunday at the Pool in Kilgali))

Once again, it will be hosted by Bill Richardson. He's not as good as Mary Walsh was, but I liked him the last two times. The whole thing gets underway on February 21st.