The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers
Listen to the Canada Reads authors on The Next Chapter
Cherie Dimaline, Mark Sakamoto, Omar El Akkad, Sharon Bala and Craig Davidson join Shelagh Rogers before the Canada Reads debates, which take place March 26-29, 2018.
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Lee Maracle highlights her everyday heroines and favourite literary character
The groundbreaking Indigenous writer reveals why Anna Karenina is her favourite character in fiction, her idea of perfect happiness and more.
Elisabeth de Mariaffi explores the dark fairy tales of her childhood in her novel Hysteria
Elisabeth de Mariaffi on her new thriller, which combines the dark side of fairy tales with the dark side of the American Dream in the 1950s.
How David Demchuk's horror novel The Bone Mother taps into our fears and superstitions
David Demchuk on his horror novel The Bone Mother, a book of interconnected stories where myth and reality intersect.
LIKE THAT? LOVE THIS
Mary Steer on why if you liked The Little Paris Bookshop, you'll love The Summer of Permanent Wants
Author Mary Steer tells The Next Chapter why she thinks that The Summer of Permanent Wants is a perfect Canadian companion to The Little Paris Bookshop.
Ruth B. on the ageless charm of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Juno nominee Ruth B. on why she likes rereading the second book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
Musician Vince Fontaine on his musical and cultural connection with A Newfoundlander in Canada
Member of Juno Awards nominated group Indian City recommends Alan Doyle's memoir.
How Allan Hawco and Lisa Moore brought the novel Caught to life on television
Allan Hawco and Lisa Moore on his adaptation of her novel as a five-part TV series, airing on CBC.
How Canada Reads finalist Cherie Dimaline found hope in a dystopian future
The Canada Reads 2018 finalist discusses the inspiration behind her dystopian novel The Marrow Thieves.
Elizabeth Renzetti on the importance of sharing the microphone in feminism
The Globe and Mail columnist discusses her book of essays, Shrewed, which draws on her decades of reporting on feminist issues.
The Dears' keyboardist Natalia Yanchak on the far-out yet resonant novel The End, by Anna
Natalia Yanchak reviews A. Light Zachary's small but mighty novel.
Why novelist Brad Smith will never tire of John Steinbeck's classic The Grapes of Wrath
The author of The Return of Kid Cooper on why he rereads John Steinbeck's novel every few years.
How Canada Reads finalist Omar El Akkad unintentionally mirrors the U.S. political climate in his new book
The novel American War is being defended by Tahmoh Penikett on Canada Reads 2018.
Cartoonist Jeff Lemire shares the artists who inspire him and his perfect idea of happiness
The graphic novelist and cartoonist behind Secret Path and Essex County answers the Proust Questionnaire.
Why poet Kai Cheng Thom re-reads a 1980s YA fantasy series every year
The author of the poetry collection, a place called No Homeland, talks about the role Tamora Pierce's YA fantasy series The Song of the Lioness played in her life.
Books + Music
Treasa Levasseur on why Rheostatics named an album after Paul Quarrington's novel Whale Music
The singer-songwriter shares the real story behind the connection between the novel and the album of the same name.
How spending 20 years in a small P.E.I. community inspired Hilary MacLeod's murder mystery series
The author talks about the village that inspired her Shores mysteries series.
Why Tyrell Johnson wrote a post-apocalyptic story set in the Yukon wilderness
The author of The Wolves of Winter talks about his literary debut and exploring humanity through his work.
Canada Reads 2018
How Canada Reads finalist Mark Sakamoto's grandparents' stories of survival shaped him
Forgiveness is being defended by Jeanne Beker on Canada Reads 2018.
Canada Reads 2018
Canada Reads finalist Craig Davidson shares the lessons he learned driving a school bus
The experience inspired the memoir Precious Cargo, which is being defended by Greg Johnson on Canada Reads 2018.
How a forgotten file on Patrick Lane's computer became his new novel
The award-winning poet and fiction writer discusses his latest novel, Deep River Night , which is set in a sawmill community in the B.C. interior in 1960.
Antanas Sileika looks at the ethics of bringing extinct species back to life in Britt Wray's book
The Next Chapter columnist reviews Rise of the Necrofauna: the Science, Ethics and Risks of De-extinction.
Canada Reads 2018
How a news headline inspired Sharon Bala's debut novel, The Boat People
The Boat People is being defended by Mozhdah Jamalzadah on Canada Reads 2018.
How growing up in St. Lucia nurtured poet Canisia Lubrin's imagination
The poetry collection Voodoo Hypothesis was informed by her experience growing up in the diaspora, explores race, oppression and colonialism through a folkloric lens.