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Full episode: March 16, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Lindsay Wong, Keith Maillard and Alan Bradley.

Canada Reads author Lindsay Wong on writing away the stigma around mental illness in memoir The Woo-Woo

The Vancouver writer discusses why she uses dark humour to discuss mental illness.
From the archives

Alan Bradley on the origins of the precocious young detective Flavia de Luce

Shelagh Rogers spoke to Bradley in 2013 about the origins of his young protagonist. The Flavia de Luce mystery series has sold millions of copies worldwide.

Why fans of Less by Andrew Sean Greer should read this Canadian book...

The Next Chapter columnist Victor Dwyer says the Canadian counterpart to Andrew Sean Greer's Pulitzer Prize winner is Christopher DiRaddo's The Geography of Pluto.

Why Keith Maillard's novel Twin Studies dissects the nature of love and family

The Vancouver writer discusses the themes he explores with his latest novel.
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Shred Kelly's Sage McBride recommends reading The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

Sage McBride says Rene Denfeld's thriller was both dark and beautifully written.

Full episode: March 9, 2019

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers remembers Patrick Lane, and talks to Max Eisen and Aparita Bhandari.

A tribute to Canadian poet Patrick Lane

Award-winning writer Patrick Lane died at the age of 79 on March 7, 2019. We revisit his 2012 conversation with Shelagh Rogers.

Max Eisen talks about his painful past as a Holocaust survivor in his memoir By Chance Alone

The author, speaker and educator discusses his memoir, which is one of the five books for Canada Reads 2019.
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Why Juno Award nominee Nuela Charles loved Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Edmonton-based pop-R&B musician talks about the books she's read and loved lately.

Why fans of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver should read this Canadian book...

Columnist Aparita Bhandari suggests Barbara Kingsolver fans should read All of Us in Our Own Lives by Manjushree Thapa.

Full Episode: March 2, 2019

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Anais Barbeau-Lavalette and Rhonda Mullins, Catherine Porter, Ry Moran and more.

How Canada Reads finalist Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette learned to love her absent grandmother

The writer, filmmaker and artist discusses her latest novel, which is in contention for Canada Reads 2019, alongside the book's translator, Rhonda Mullins.

Ry Moran on how The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada allows for a united future

The Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation discusses how the work of more than 100 Indigenous writers can bring all Canadians together.

Why Dimitri Nasrallah created a fictional dictatorship in the Middle East for his new book

In The Bleeds the Montreal novelist and educator tells the tale of a corrupt family of autocrats vying for power.

How Catherine Porter went beyond journalism covering the Haiti earthquake

Award-winning journalist Catherine Porter talks about her new book A Girl Named Lovely, where she befriended a Haitian family in the wake of disaster.
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Why singer-songwriter Skye Wallace loves two books from Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon

Toronto’s innovative songwriter on why Kim Gordon’s books providing an intriguing take on the art of performance.

Full episode: Feb. 23, 2019

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Wayne Grady, David Chariandy, Uzma Jalaluddin and more.

Why Canada Reads finalist David Chariandy thinks memory is a powerful tool

The author discusses his latest novel, Brother, which is in contention for Canada Reads 2019.

When Wayne Grady discovered his family's secret past, it changed who he was and how he wrote

In his new novel, Up From Freedom, the award-winning fiction and nonfiction writer uncovers his family’s history during slavery in the South.

How a solitary Douglas fir inspired Harley Rustad to write a book

In Big Lonely Doug, Rustad tells the story of logger Dennis Cronin, who saved a 20-storey tree growing on Vancouver Island, and the ecological crisis the tree came to represent.

Novelist Uzma Jalaluddin recommends three genre-pushing YA novels

The teacher, parenting columnist and novelist explains how three young-adult books are overcoming boundaries.
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Why singer-songwriter Chris Velan is enjoying the mind-bending Norwegian thriller Encircling

Acclaimed singer-songwriter on this novel’s reconstruction of identity.

Full episode: Feb. 18, 2019

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Lisa Moore, Elizabeth Hay, Candy Palmater, Dan Mangan and more.

Elizabeth Hay makes peace with her mother's food and father's anger

The award-winning novelist from Ottawa, Ont. talks about her new memoir, All Things Consoled, which is about taking care of her elderly parents.