Canada Reads 2015: Cameron Bailey carries Kim Thuy’s Ru to victory

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:46 GMT, Mar 20, 2015 |

The novel, announced Thursday as the winner of CBC’s annual battle of the books, traces a young woman’s journey from to her home in Saigon during the Vietnam War, to a crowded Malaysian refugee camp and then to Quebec, where she struggles to fit in. PRINCE2 PRACTITIONER
Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey, artistic director for the Toronto International Film Festival, holds a copy of Ru by Kim Thuy. 500-325 The book was voted by celebrity panellists Thursday as the book for Canadians to read in 2015. (CBC Books)

For Bailey, Toronto International Film Festival artistic director, the book triggered an emotional response which helped to fuel his