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The Next Chapter for March 18, 2023
Sylvia Hamilton talks to Shelagh Rogers about the inspirations behind her book of poetry Tender; Ron Sexsmith reveals why he's reading Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt and The Next Chapter columnist Brian Francis recommends his top books on recycling.
Sylvia Hamilton's latest poetry collection Tender imagines the overlooked lives of Black Nova Scotians
The Nova Scotia filmmaker, poet and artist spoke to The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers about writing poetry that reflects land and legacy.
Ron Sexsmith is re-reading the 'inspiring' biography Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt.
The singer-songwriter says John G. Neihardt's book is full of wisdom.
Brian Francis recommends 3 books about re-purposing and reducing your garbage
The Next Chapter columnist recommends Don't Be Trashy by Tara Mckenna, Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash by Shia Su and Don't Throw It Away by Vivian Abell.
Jane Cawthorne's novel Patterson House is the 'Canadian, feminist, literary version' of Downton Abbey
The Victoria-based writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about her debut novel Patterson House.
The Next Chapter for March 11, 2023
Shelagh Rogers talks to Amy Stuart about A Death at the Party; Whitehorse's Melissa McClelland on why she's reading The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin; and Ryan B. Patrick interviews Catherine Hernandez about her latest novel, The Story of Us.
Catherine Hernandez wrote a story about chosen family from the perspective of a newborn baby
Catherine Hernandez spoke to The Next Chapter's Ryan B. Patrick about writing The Story of Us.
Kate Beaton wrote a comic about her two years in the oil sands — now it's on Canada Reads
The Nova Scotian comics creator speaks with Shelagh Rogers about her graphic memoir, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands.
Raeann Brown shares what inspired her children's book Bedtime in Nunatsiavut
The Inuk author, artist and mother told The Next Chapter why she wrote a book inspired by her childhood.
Melissa McClelland from the band Whitehorse on the book she's reading right now
The musician shares why she's loving The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Amy Stuart's latest thriller is about a party that goes very, very, very wrong
The thriller writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about her latest, A Death at the Party.
The Next Chapter for March 4, 2023
Shelagh Rogers talks to Bridget Canning about her short story collection, No One Knows About Us, Antanas Silkeika, takes our Proust questionnaire and Ryan B. Patrick interviews Michael Christie about his 2023 Canada Reads contender, Greenwood.
Michael Christie's Greenwood is about our connection to nature and to each other — now it's on Canada Reads
Ryan B. Patrick speaks to the Victoria writer about his novel Greenwood. Greenwood will be championed by actor Keegan Connor Tracy on Canada Reads.
Q & A
Michelle Poirier Brown's You Might Be Sorry You Read This is an unflinching account of the writer's life
The Cree Métis writer spoke to Shelagh Rogers about writing her debut poetry collection.
Antanas Sileika takes the Proust questionnaire
The Next Chapter columnist and author of Some Unfinished Business shares his favourite writers, his real-life heroes, his biggest flaws and more.
Bridget Canning explores how we find connection in a disconnected world in her short fiction
The Newfoundland writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about her short story collection No One Knows About Us.
The Next Chapter for Feb. 25, 2023
Shelagh Rogers talks to Charlene Carr about her novel Hold My Girl and Emily St. John Mandel about her novel Station Eleven. Jessica Johns discusses her novel Bad Cree. And columnist Heather Greenwood Davis recommends 3 books by journalists.
What makes someone a mother? That's the question at the heart of Charlene Carr's thriller Hold My Girl
Charlene Carr spoke to The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers about her book Hold My Girl.
Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven imagined a life-changing pandemic in 2014 — now it's on Canada Reads
The actor Michael Greyeyes will champion Station Eleven on Canada Reads 2023. The debates take place March 27-30.
Jessica Johns's novel Bad Cree is horror-tinged story about the power of love and community
The writer and member of Sucker Creek First Nation talks to The Next Chapter about her debut novel.
Love a book about writers on the move? Heather Greenwood Davis recommends 3 great ones
The Next Chapter columnist recommends People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry, Honor by Thrity Umrigar and They Said This Would Be Fun, Race, Campus Life and Growing Up by Eternity Martis.
JayWood shares why he loves the memoir Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
The Winnipeg musician and artist recommends reading the memoir by Japanese Breakfast singer and guitarist.
The Next Chapter for Feb. 18, 2023
Shelagh Rogers talks to rapper Rollie Pemberton about his memoir, Ryan B. Patrick talks to Dimitri Nasrallah about his Canada Reads novel Hotline and Wendy McLeod Knight recommends three historical fiction books to check out.
Rapper Rollie Pemberton reveals what it takes to survive the music industry in his memoir Bedroom Rapper
Edmonton-born musician and writer Rollie Pemberton, also known as Cadence Weapon, spoke to Shelagh Rogers about his memoir, Bedroom Rapper.
Dimitri Nasrallah's mother's story of struggle in Canada inspired his novel Hotline — now it's on Canada Reads
The Montreal writer talks to The Next Chapter's Ryan B. Patrick about his novel Hotline. hotline will be championed by Gurdeep Pandher on Canada Reads 2023.