About NLREADS 2019

Love Our Local Authors logo

NLREADS 2019 is the Gala event of Love Our Local Authors month. On that evening, February 28, 2019, at the AC Hunter Library in St. John's, four reader advocates will champion four new local books and you get to cast the deciding vote. Check with your local library to see if they are showing our live-streamed event.

Fred Hutton from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador will moderate the event and give each reader a chance to persuade you to read their book. Come along and listen to their passionate defense, ask a few questions, meet the authors and cast your vote.

If you are not in the metro area, you can watch the event as we are live-streaming and you can cast your vote via our survey-poll or you can cast a paper ballot at your local library.

Don't forget to use the hashtags #LOLANL and #NLREADS on social media!


Click the title of each book below to read more about each book, author, publisher and reader/advocate.

All of these books are available as a free download on our eLibrary. We have made a special arrangement with the publishers that will allow us to have unlimited downloads of the "book of the month".

November 2018

Book: Most Anything You Please by Trudy Morgan-Cole
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Reader/Advocate: Stephanie Tobin - CBC

December 2018

Book: End of Music by Jamie Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Reader/Advocate: Leigha Chiasson-Locke, Librarian

January 2019

Book: Boat People by Sharon Bala
Publisher: McClellend Stewart
Reader/Advocate: Hasan Hai - Library Patron

February 2019

Book: Something for Everyone by Lisa Moore
Publisher: House of Anansi
Reader/Advocate: Maggie Burton - City Councillor

Moderator - Fred Hutton

Fred is a familiar and trusted face of journalism in this province. With almost 30 years of experience, Fred has anchored thousands of hours of television and radio content and conducted hundreds of interviews.

Born and raised in Newfoundland, Fred received his honors diploma in Broadcast Communications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1990. Fred’s first paid broadcasting job was a summer position with Here & Now in 1989.

Fred joins CBC after spending the last four years as News Director and over 20 years as an Evening News anchor.

As co-host of the St. John’s Morning Show, Fred enjoys collaborating with the talented team of journalists at CBC NL to help tell the stories of this province in fresh and innovative ways.