The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers

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Full episode: June 22, 2019

Shelagh talks to The Next Chapter Mystery panel, as well as novelists Todd Babiak, Anthony De Sa, Farah Heron and more.

9 mystery books for the summer

The Next Chapter's mystery panel is back with their top picks for the summer of 2019.
Bedside Books

Talltale on why she appreciated Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Edmonton musician on the recent book she loved reading.

Anthony De Sa's Children of the Moon looks at love in a difficult time

The Toronto author on writing his latest novel.

Farah Heron on why conflict is key when writing a romantic comedy

The Toronto author on how she wrote novel The Chai Factor.

Victor Dwyer's top 3 beach reads for the summer of 2019

The Next Chapter columnist Victor Dwyer has three juicy reads that pair perfectly with sand and surf.

Todd Babiak's The Empress of Idaho explores vulnerability and sexual power

The award-winning Edmonton author on writing an emotionally complex coming-of-age novel.

Hilary Atleo on the books that are flying off the shelves in her B.C. book truck

Hilary Atleo is the co-owner of Iron Dog Books in Burnaby B.C.

Full episode: June 15, 2019

Shelagh Rogers talks to Linwood Barclay, Sabina Khan, Dallas Hunt and more.
Children's Books

11 children's books to check out this summer

The Next Chapter's children's book panel is back! Check out their summer reading picks for kids.

Sabina Khan on writing a YA novel about a Muslim teen who's out and proud

The B.C.-based author talks about why she wrote debut YA novel The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali.

Dallas Hunt on Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock

The professor, writer, and member of Wapisewsipi (Swan River First Nation) on why he wrote a charming picture book that makes the Cree language accessible to young readers.

Linwood Barclay's spy dog middle-grade series was a middle-of-the-night idea

Linwood Barclay has written two books about the adventures of Chipper the spy dog and his friend Jeff.

3 children's books that Halifax's Woozles bookstore must have on their shelves

Suzy MacLean from Woozles children's bookstore in Halifax shares three titles that her customers love.
On Location

Why Alice Kuipers has a fondness for reading and silly wordplay

The children's and YA author talks about her love of books and literature.
Bedside Books

Andrew Whiteman on the inspiring series of books he reads to his daughter

The guitarist for music collective Broken Social Scene on the Little People, Big Dreams series of books for children.

Why Zetta Elliott had to decolonize her mind to write the children's book Dragons in a Bag

The Ontario author on writing diverse characters and what inspired a middle grade fantasy book set in Brooklyn featuring characters of colour.

Full episode: June 8, 2019

Shelagh Rogers talks to Brian Francis, Chelene Knight and Shandi Mitchell.

Brian Francis tries to survive day-to-day life, as well as bear attacks, with these three books

The Next Chapter columnist and acclaimed writer reviews three books that will help you survive in the wilderness, as well as day-to-day life.

How Chelene Knight used an unconventional mix of photos, prose and poetry to write an award-winning memoir

The poet and author describes growing up in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood in her memoir Dear Current Occupant.
Proust Questionnaire

Guy Gavriel Kay reveals his biggest regret, favourite painter and his idea of perfect happiness

The acclaimed writer and recipient of the Order of Canada answers The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.

If you liked The Virgin Suicides, you'll love Boundary by Andrée A. Michaud

According to The Next Chapter listener Suzanne McLean, both books explore adulthood and the loss of childhood innocence.

Why Shandi Mitchell wrote a novel about the triumph of failure

The Waiting Hours, the second book by writer and filmmaker Shandi Mitchell, explores the lives of three first responders in the wake of tragedy.

Full episode: June 1, 2019

Shelagh Rogers talks to Lee Maracle and Shannon Webb-Campbell, Adam Sol, Doyali Islam and Ausma Zehanat Khan.

How Lee Maracle helped Shannon Webb-Campbell understand the true meaning of poetry

After the pulling of her poetry collection Who Took My Sister?, Shannon Webb-Campbell and editor Lee Maracle discuss picking up the pieces to create I Am a Body of Land.