The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Oct. 17, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks to Catherine Hernandez, Dane Swan, Charles C. Smith and Mark Critch.

Catherine Hernandez's latest book is dystopian fiction that feels frighteningly real

The Toronto author wrote Crosshairs, a fictional near-future novel featuring themes of oppression, violence and hope — and a queer Black performer named Kay.

This anthology of diverse Canadian literary voices is an important read in 2020

Editor Dane Swan and contributor Charles C. Smith talk to Shelagh Rogers about the anthology Changing the Face of Canadian Literature.

Mark Critch recommends 3 great books about Newfoundland

The Next Chapter columnist and comedian reviews Sweetland by Michael Crummey, The Wake by Linden MacIntyre and Death on the Ice by Cassie Brown.
Bedside Books

Leanne Dunic felt doubly connected to the 2018 book Vanishing Twins by Leah Dieterich

The composer and multi-disciplinary artist talks about the book she's currently reading.

Full episode: Oct. 10, 2020

This episode of The Next Chapter features David A. Robertson, Genevieve Graham, Mary Berg, David Bergen and more.

How David A. Robertson's father helped him reconnect with his Indigenous identity and culture

The Winnipeg author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing his memoir, Black Water.
Proust Questionnaire

David Bergen believes that home is an emotional place, not a physical one

In this 2014 interview, the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist took The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Paul Seesequasis loves reading Maria Campbell's essential memoir Halfbreed

The writer and journalist shares why he re-reads Halfbreed by Maria Campbell.

Beatrice MacNeil's The Girl He Left Behind is a story of heartbreak and betrayal set in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotian writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing her latest novel.

Genevieve Graham's The Forgotten Home Child is based on the sad legacy of the British Home Children

The Nova Scotia-based author spoke with The Next Chapter about writing a novel based on the ill-fated child emigration program.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Shauntay Grant is drawn to this collection of short stories by Jamaica Kincaid

The Nova Scotian writer and performance artist loves to re-read At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid.

Mary Berg of Mary's Kitchen Crush shares three favourite short story collections by Canadian women

The MasterChef Canada chef reviews Shut Up You're Pretty by Téa Mutonji, Guest Book: Ghost Stories by Leanne Shapton and Even that Wildest Hope by Seyward Goodhand.

Full episode: Oct. 3, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Annabel Lyon, Will Ferguson and Janice Lynn Mather.

There are many iconic objects lost throughout history. Will Ferguson imagines what it would take to find them

The Giller Prize-winning writer discusses his latest novel, The Finder, with Shelagh Rogers.

Janice Lynn Mather wanted to show readers the real side of paradise in her latest novel

The Vancouver-based Bahamian writer spoke to The Next Chapter about her YA novel Facing the Sun.

Annabel Lyon explores the many meanings of consent in her latest novel

The B.C. writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about her novel Consent, which is on the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.
Bedside Books

Music producer Paul Chin just read this book about the history of police and policing in North America

The Toronto music producer and multi-instrumentalist is reading The End of Policing by Alex Vitale.

Sarah Louise Butler brings together science, magic and faith in her debut novel, The Wild Heavens

The B.C. writer stopped by The Next Chapter to talk about writing her first book.

Full episode: Sept. 26, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Thomas King, Canisia Lubrin and Aparita Bhandari.

Thomas King's latest novel was inspired by an eventful trip to Europe

The iconic Indigenous writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing the novel Indians on Vacation, which is longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Canisia Lubrin focused on the self to speak her universal truths in her latest poetry collection

The Ontario poet spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing The Dyzgraphxst.

Phyllis Webstad reflects on inspiring Orange Shirt Day and starting a movement

The author and Orange Shirt Day founder talks about creating a children's book based on her residential school story.

Why Danielle Murrell Cox dedicated a picture book about Black hair to her younger self

The Canadian writer and illustrator is the author of children's book My Hair.

Aparita Bhandari recommends books that explore the diversity of love and romance

The columnist looks at romance books by diverse authors, including Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali and The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli.