What do a tornado hunter, an actor, a fashion icon, a TV host, and a singer have in common? They're the panellists for Canada Reads 2018.
Over four days, the five defenders will bring their diverse perspectives to this year's theme: One Book to Open Your Eyes.
The contenders and their chosen books are:
Mozhdah Jamalzadah, defending The Boat People by Sharon Bala
Tahmoh Penikett, defending American War by Omar El Akkad
Greg Johnson, defending Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson
Jeanne Beker, defending Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto
Jully Black, defending The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
The debates take place March 26-29, 2018. The debates will air on CBC Radio One
at 11 a.m., will be livestreamed on CBC Books
at 11 a.m. ET and can be seen on CBC Television
at 4 p.m.