The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers
Full episode: April 4, 2020
This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Nancy Lee, Marianne Boucher — and William Gibson again answers our version of the Proust Questionnaire.
David Leonard reflects on his wife Teva Harrison's last book, Not One of These Poems Is About You
David Leonard, partner to the late writer and graphic artist, talks about her the 'clear directions' she left behind for the book.
Marianne Boucher was a cult member back in the 1980s. Now she's telling her story in a comic book
The artist spoke with Shelagh Rogers about Talking to Strangers, which is about her experience with Sun Myung Moon's controversial Unification Church.
Ian Williams believes this 1971 poetry collection by Margaret Atwood is the Jagged Little Pill of its time
The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning poet and novelist loves re-reading Margaret Atwood's Power Politics.
William Gibson won't stop splurging on his wardrobe experiments
In the last of a two-part special, the Neuromancer author answers The Next Chapter’s version of the Proust Questionnaire.
Andrea Gunraj thinks this 2012 novel by Linda Spalding is a 'masterclass in voice'
The Toronto essayist and novelist loves re-reading The Purchase, the award-winning novel about the lasting impact of slavery in North America.
Alt-rocker Taylor Swindells loved reading this Yann Martel novel
The member of Vancouver band Tourist Company is reading The High Mountains of Portugal.
Nancy Lee looks at what it means to be a woman in her poetry collection What Hurts Going Down
The British-born Canadian writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her first poetry collection.
Full episode: March 28, 2020
Shelagh Rogers speaks with Marjorie Celona, Wayne Arthurson, Steve Burrows — and William Gibson answers our version of the Proust Questionnaire.
How cold, cold, cold weather inspired Marjorie Celona's latest novel, How a Woman Becomes a Lake
The B.C.-raised author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing her sophomore novel.
Iconic science fiction novelist William Gibson wishes he could be a modern day coolhunter
In this first of a two-part special, the Neuromancer author answers the Proust Questionnaire.
Wayne Arthurson plays with the mystery genre and magic in his novel The Red Chesterfield
The Edmonton-based novelist spoke with Shelagh Rogers about genre, craft and tropes.
Books on Beechwood's Hilary Porter on the books that are popular in her Ottawa store
The indie bookstore has specialized in political and history books since 1994.
Why Mike Edel read this book for help with disconnecting from the digital world
The Alberta musician is currently reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport.
Steve Burrows loves birdwatching and mysteries — and has made careers in both
In this 2015 interview, the mystery writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about his Birder Murder series, which will soon to be adapted for television.
Why Jessica Westhead wanted to explore the everyday fears of motherhood in her Canada Reads-longlisted novel
The Toronto author dropped by The Next Chapter to discuss her latest novel, Worry.
Heidi Sopinka isn't afraid of re-reading Virginia Woolf
The Toronto author of The Dictionary of Animal Languages loves re-reading 1927 novel To the Lighthouse and other classic books by the modernist 20th-century author.
Full episode: March 21, 2020
In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Emily St. John Mandel, Amanda Leduc, Ernie Louttit and more.
Emily St. John Mandel's latest novel, The Glass Hotel, is a timely look at a world derailed by financial fraud
The author of the bestselling novel Station Eleven is back with a character study of people who profit and the lives compromised as a result.
Amanda Leduc reimagines the power of people with disabilities in fairy tales with Disfigured
The Ontario writer's nonfiction book takes a critical look at disability and dated archetypes in traditional bedtime stories.
The Unexpected Cop author Ernie Louttit recommends two of his favourite true crime books
The retired Saskatchewan police officer reviews two true crime books, The Ballad of Danny Wolfe by Joe Friesen and The Whisky King by Trevor Cole.
With Albatross, Terry Fallis tees off on golf to write a comedic novel about fate and destiny
The two-time Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour winner spoke with The Next Chapter about writing his latest novel.
Murdoch Mysteries author Maureen Jennings just can't do without iced lattes
The bestselling author answers The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.
Full episode: March 14, 2020
In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Peter Robinson, Dionne Brand, Helen Knott and more.
Peter Robinson reflects on writing his latest Inspector Banks mystery novel in a post-Brexit world
Robinson speaks with Shelagh Rogers about his 26th book in the bestselling mystery series Many Rivers to Cross.