Canada Reads 2014 Winner

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

Congratulations to Joseph Boyden, the Canada Reads 2014 Winner for The Orenda!

Canada Reads is an annual competition where 5 personalities defend their favorite book. The debates are broadcast on CBC, and panelists eliminate one book at a time until only one is left. The remaining title is proclaimed the best book of that particular year. The award was initially created in an effort to boost sales of Canadian titles. The first Canada Reads was awarded in 2002 to Michael Ondaatje for In the Skin of a Lion.

The contenders for 2014 were:

  • Annabel by Kathleen Winter
  • Cockroach by Rawi Hage
  • Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
  • The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Written by Cecile

Cécile Sune was born in Lyon, France, and her obsession with books started when she was 14. Her grandparents had lent her Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and she spent part of the summer indoors reading. Needless to say, her tan didn't really improve that year! It was also around that time that Cécile fell in love with the English language. Several years later, in 1999, Cécile moved to Toronto, Canada, with her cat and 5 suitcases. Her love of reading greatly increased when she discovered that English books were much cheaper than French novels. In 2013, she decided to start a blog to share her passion. Cécile now lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her husband and their daughter, and works as a freelance translator (CS Revision).


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