LAWRENCE HILL’S “THE ILLEGAL” WINS CBC’S CANADA READS!

Clara Hughes, who defended the book, and Lawrence Hill
Clara Hughes, who defended the book, and Lawrence Hill

Just a few weeks after his stop in Pointe-Claire to talk about The Illegal and delight us with so much more, novelist Lawrence Hill ends today as the winner of this year’s Canada Reads literary contest.

I just know that everyone who was there to hear him speak that night at City Hall, and to talk to him, is thrilled but not surprised.

Hill’s novel The Book of Negroes also took the Canada Reads prize in 2009.

This year’s Canada Reads theme was “starting over” and featured “books about transformation and second chances, stories of migrants, immigrants and others who are choosing – or forced – to make major changes in their lives.”

Everything about The Illegal makes it one of the most timely novels in recent memory.

Congratulations to Lawrence Hill and to all of the Canada Reads finalists.

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “LAWRENCE HILL’S “THE ILLEGAL” WINS CBC’S CANADA READS!

  1. Hi Ou,yes I did read it on my Kobo. Wish I had the book version. Would pass it to you. It must be at your library. Loved hearing him read and explaining parts of it. Made me appreciate it more in retrospect.

    Sent from my iPad

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