The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers

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Full episode: Dec. 3, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Waubgeshig Rice, Anna Porter, Jen Sookfong Lee and more.

Why writing a post-apocalyptic novel felt more fact than fiction for Waubgeshig Rice

The CBC host and author discusses writing his latest novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow.

Jen Sookfong Lee on how the Can't Lit podcast offers a fresh perspective on diversity in literature

Jen Sookfong Lee talks to Shelagh Rogers about her monthly podcast on the Canadian literature scene.

How Lauren B. Davis explores addiction with novel The Grimoire of Kensington Market

The Montreal-born writer discusses how she tackled real-life themes via fairy tales to shape her latest book.

Why publisher and writer Anna Porter fell in love with Canada and its literature

Ann Porter discusses writing her memoir, In Other Words: How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time.
BEDSIDE BOOKS

Why Ryan Playground adores Jillian Tamaki's comic SuperMutant Magic Academy

The Montreal musician recently read the graphic novel by the award-winning author and illustrator.

If you liked Robert Olmstead's Savage Country, you'll love...

The Next Chapter listener Brent van Staalduinen compares Robert Olmstead's Savage Country to Kevin Hardcastle's short story collection Debris.

Why thriller writer Iain Reid thinks our future looks scary

The author talks to Shelagh Rogers about his latest book being turned into a film.

With this advent calendar, you get a short story a day instead of chocolate

Journalist and author Michael Hingston discusses why he makes the Short Story Advent Calendar every year.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Uzma Jalaluddin believes Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice never goes out of style

The author of Ayesha at Last shares why she likes rereading the classic book.

In Midnight Light, Dave Bidini recounts his experience being a beat reporter in the Northwest Territories

The author and musician talks to Shelagh Rogers about his love for newspaper journalism.

Why Alix Hawley's My Name is a Knife looks at Rebecca Boone, wife of Daniel

The fiction writer speaks to Shelagh Rogers about her latest historical fiction novel.

Sandra Gulland on why The Game of Hope looks at the life of Napoleon's stepdaughter

The author discusses her new young adult novel, The Game of Hope.

If you liked Tahmima Anam's A Golden Age, you'll love Arif Anwar's The Storm

The Next Chapter columnist Aparita Bhandari selects a Canadian counterpart to Tahmima Anam's award-winning novel.

Full episode: Nov. 26, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Dave Bidini, Alix Hawley, Uzma Jalaluddin, Iain Reid and more.
BOOKS + MUSIC

Treasa Levasseur on Guy Vanderhaeghe's novel Man Descending and a rock music album of the same name

The Next Chapter columnist takes a look at albums inspired by books and explores the connections between literature and music.

Catherine Leroux on giving a voice to a Jane Doe with Madame Victoria

The Montreal writer discusses how she wrote a short story collection based on an unsolved crime.

How the eccentric life of master of fish flies Megan Boyd inspired Helen Humphreys's latest novel

Machine Without Horses explores the real life and the imagined internal life of Megan Boyd, a famous and famously private salmon-fly dresser from Britain.

Breaking the silence over menstruation: The anthology Gush is filled with laughter, tears and rage

Ariel Gordon, Tanis MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild are the editors a new anthology of over 100 writers sharing their take on menstruation.

Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red is a rule-breaking gem says Sarah Henstra

Sarah Henstra, the winner of the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, discusses why she's read Anne Carson's seminal novel-in-verse so many times.

Full episode: Nov. 19, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Catherine LeRoux, Helen Humphreys, Sarah Henstra and more.

Toronto singer-songwriter Scott Helman recommends They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib

The musician says Hanif Abdurraqib's essay collection describes the big picture of music trends, from Bruce Springsteen to 2000s emo music.

Eric Dupont recalls the moment he learned he was a Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist

The Montreal author's novel Songs for the Cold of Heart is up for the richest prize in Canadian literature.

Thomas King returns to mysteries with the latest Thumps DreadfulWater novel

The award-winning author discusses his latest book, the mystery Cold Skies, and why he hates bottled water.

Patrick deWitt's novel French Exit looks at how parent-child relationships evolve (and devolve) over time

Why the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist wrote a novel about characters who are unlikable people.