The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


The Next Chapter's summer schedule

Summer means a change in the CBC Radio schedule! Here's when you can tune into The Next Chapter from June 25 to Sept. 1, 2018.

Full episode: June 18, 2018

Shelagh Rogers interviews Joshua Whitehead, Rabindranath Maharaj and the mystery book panel returns with their summer recommendations.

Why Joshua Whitehead explores being Indigiqueer and two-spirit in his debut novel

The author of Jonny Appleseed recounts what went into creating a triumphant Indigenous character.

8 chilling thrillers perfect for the summer from The Next Chapter's mystery book panel

The Next Chapter columnists J.D. Singh and P.K. Rangachari compile a list of the latest thrillers worth reading.

Translating her stepmother's essays on China's Cultural Revolution proved deeply emotional for Madeleine Thien

The author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing discusses Katherine Lou’s memoir, The Unceasing Storm.

Beverley McLachlin reflects on being a role model and the role the Queen played in her life

The former Chief Justice and author of the thriller Full Disclosure takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.

Why Rabindranath Maharaj wanted to explore memory loss and imagination in his latest novel

Adjacentland is a novel that takes readers on an unpredictable ride as the narrator desperately searches for any clue that will explain what is going on.
Summer Reading

What books Kim Thúy and Michael Kaan plan to read this summer

A short story writer and a poet make their list of summer must-reads.

David A. Robertson's supernatural YA novel is about learning to cope with mental health issues

Strangers is David A. Robertson's first novel for young adults and is the first book in a planned series.

Laurie Petrou talks about publishing her award-winning manuscript Sister of Mine

Laurie Petrou won the Half the World Global Literati Prize her manuscript Sister of Mine. It's now a published novel.

The Next Chapter summer children's book panel: 8 great book recommendations for young readers

Michele Landsberg and Ken Setterington share their favourite children's literature of the year so far, from YA to middle-grade reads and picture books.

Michael Kusugak celebrates the 30th anniversary of his book A Promise Is A Promise

The picture book A Promise Is A Promise, co-written with Robert Munsch, weaves together Michael Kusugak's grandmother's traditional Inuit tales with his own stories.

Bill Gaston wrote a memoir about his tumultuous relationship with his father

In the memoir Just Let Me Look At You, Gaston writes that the one place he and his father found common ground was on the water, fishing for salmon.

If you liked Harry Potter, you'll love Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson

This recommendation comes from ​Campbell River teacher Natalie Raedwulf and student Tabatha Wyatt.

Writers Sarah Henstra and Kerri Sakamoto share what they are reading this summer

Both Sarah Henstra and Kerri Sakamoto have books earmarked for the summer months.

Full episode: June 11, 2018

Listen to Shelagh Rogers in conversation with David A. Robertson, Bill Gaston and Laurie Petrou and get book recommendations for yourself and your kids in this week's episode.

Why, behind the pain, Terese Marie Mailhot's Heart Berries champions hope

The B.C. writer reflects on the lessons her struggles have taught her.

Daniel Heath Justice answers the question at the centre of Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

The scholar of Indigenous studies lays out the complexities of the simple question.

Why Liz Harmer fills her post-apocalyptic novel with amateurs

The short story writer talks about her debut novel, The Amateurs.

If you liked Susan Ee's Angelfall, you'll love Sarah Raughley's YA novel Fate of Flames

Blues vocalist Shakura S'Aida discusses the importance of heroism in YA fiction.
Bedside Books

Why Grant Davidson found David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest challenging, but rewarding

The folk singer points out the finer details in David Foster Wallace’s writing.
Summer Reading

What novelists Madeleine Thien and Joshua Whitehead hope to read this summer

The list includes Canadian and international authors alike.

How Jackie Kai Ellis's passion for food inspired a journey of self-discovery

The founder of Vancouver’s Beaucoup Bakery & Café shares her journey in a new memoir, The Measure of My Powers.
Proust questionnaire

Kim Thúy shares her greatest fear and her idea of perfect happiness

The celebrated author of the novels Ru and Vi answers the Proust questionnaire.

Brian Francis checks out 3 books that will help you mind your manners

The author of the novel Fruit picks out etiquette manuals dating as far back as 500 years ago.