Great Canadian Books

Thursday, January 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT on Bravo!

GREAT CANADIAN BOOKS continues as Canadian figureheads discuss their favourite Canadian literary masterpieces and bring them to life on the small screen. Viewers can catch up on missed episodes, beginning with Justin Trudeau’s take on This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall (Jan. 6). Also this month, Valerie Pringle discusses The Golden Spruce (Jan. 13), Silken Laumann reflects on The Birth House (Jan. 20), and Lisa Ray gets passionate about Late Nights on Air (Jan. 27).

Saturday, December 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on Bravo!

GREAT CANADIAN BOOKS continues as Canadian figureheads discuss their favourite Canadian literary masterpieces and bring them to life on the small screen. In the season finale, actor Lorne Cardinal celebrates Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden (Dec. 4). Catch up on any episodes you missed when the season repeats, beginning with Mary Walsh’s take on Hard Light by Michael Crummey (Dec. 11).

Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT (beginning Sept. 11) on Bravo!

Each episode of GREAT CANADIAN BOOKS features a Canadian figurehead including Justin Trudeau, Rex Harrington, and Canadian Olympic champion Silken Laumann, who review their favourite Canadian novels and bring them to life for the small screen. Award-winning books reviewed in the series include Late Nights On Air, Whale Music, and Fugitive Pieces. Comedian/actress Mary Walsh (Sept. 11) kicks off the series with her thoughts on Michael Crummey’s Hard Light.

Sunday, April 11 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

In this episode, actor Lorne Cardinal celebrates Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden, an incredible novel of two Native Canadian sharpshooters in World War I.

Sunday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Patricia O’Callaghan returns to celebrate the award-winning novel Whale Music by Paul Quarrington, which was adapted into a film in 1994 and starred Paul Gross.

Sunday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Canadian jazz singer and radio personality Molly Johnson celebrates the award-winning novel The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill – which examines the experience of slavery with an elegance rare in literature.

Sunday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Singer-songwriter Amy Sky celebrates the award-winning Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels. The book’s gorgeously poetic writing and its powerful emotional story are two of the reasons Sky loves this incredible book.

Sunday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

As a musician, Patricia O’Callaghan has a special relationship with the novel Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje – the fictionalized story of a real jazz cornetist in the early 20th Century who ends up going mad. For O’Callaghan, this gorgeously poetic book truly articulates many aspects of the creative experience.

Sunday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

In this episode of GREAT CANADIAN BOOKS, Mary Walsh returns to celebrate The Diviners by Margaret Laurence.

Sunday, February 28 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Book Television

Canadian actress Lisa Ray (Water, Bollywood/Hollywood) celebrates the award-winning novel Late Nights On Air by Elizabeth Hay. The northern setting and the engaging characters are just two of the many reasons Ray has chosen this book.