The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Oct. 15, 2018

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Miriam Toews, Rawi Hage, Dionne Brand and more.

The real-life 'ghost rapes' that inspired Miriam Toews's new novel, Women Talking

The award-winning author talks to Shelagh Rogers about writing a novel around a true series of violent events against women that took place in a Mennonite community.

Esi Edugyan explores race, history and identity in epic novel Washington Black

The Calgary-born novelist talks with Shelagh Rogers about her much talked about book.
Proust Questionnaire

Dionne Brand reveals her favourite journey, greatest fear and her heroes

The Toronto-based writer released two books this fall: the novel Theory and poetry book The Blue Clerk.

Time travel and immigration intersect in Thea Lim's novel An Ocean of Minutes

An Ocean of Minutes is on the shortlist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Rawi Hage reflects on why death is for the living in Beirut Hellfire Society

The Montreal-based novelist speaks with Shelagh Rogers about his latest novel.

Why fans of Toni Morrison's The Origin of Others should read M. NourbeSe Philip's essay collection Blank

The Next Chapter columnist Motion says both books explore race, identity and power.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Madeleine Thien keeps coming back to Hannah Arendt's Between Past and Future

The novelist on the book she loves to read again and again.

Full episode: Oct. 8, 2018

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Anthony Rose, Vikram Vij and more.

Toronto's 'comfort food king' Anthony Rose publishes his first cookbook: The Last Schmaltz

Chef Anthony Rose's first book features some of his famous recipes, like All Day Breakfast and Whole Roasted Cauliflower, alongside memories of cooking in Toronto's vibrant food scene.

From India to Austria to Canada, Vikram Vij recounts how he built a culinary empire

​Restaurateur Vikram Vij hopes his memoir, Vij: A Chef's One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in His Suitcase, will help inspire young cooks.

Chef Bonnie Stern takes the Proust Questionnaire

Bonnie Stern, the celebrated chef and author of cookbooks like Friday Night Dinners, answers questions on deception, happiness and family.

'More than poutine and Nanaimo bars': 2 cooks dish on Canada's cuisine secrets

Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller took a road trip across the country to find an answer to the question, what is Canadian cuisine?

Why Leaving Thomas's Annika Odegard recommends The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The pop country singer/songwriter says the book offers glimmers of hope during during a grim period of Germany's history.

Simon Thibault celebrates the Acadian cooking of his childhood

Simon Thibault's new book, Pantry and Palate, is based on a notebook of old family recipes passed down from his mother.

Full episode: Oct. 1, 2018

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Amber Dawn, Patrick deWitt and more.

Patrick deWitt on being compelled to write a western with novel The Sisters Brothers

With novel The Sister Brothers now adapted to film, listen to the author with Shelagh Rogers in this 2012 interview.

Cathal Kelly on how Star Wars movies informed his outlook on life and fiction

The author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about new memoir Boy Wonder.

How a highway sign pointed Amber Dawn in the direction of her new novel

The author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about novel Sodom Road Exit.

Heather Igloliorte on why she wanted to celebrate the art of the Labrador Inuit

The academic talks to Shelagh Rogers about SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Tokyo Police Club's Graham Wright loves re-reading Robertson Davies's Tempest-Tost

The Canadian rock musician on why he loved the 1951 classic fiction.

If you liked Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, you'll love...

The Next Chapter listener Matthew Parker compares Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five to Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family.

Why Harold R. Johnson wrote a mash-up of memoir and genre to honour his late brother Clifford

The author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about memoir Clifford.

Why Sheila Heti explores the question of motherhood in her new novel

The author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about novel Motherhood.
Book Report

What Antanas Sileika's learned from Jordan B. Peterson's self-help book

The Next Chapter columnist reviews the Toronto-based professor's 12 Rules For Life.