The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers


Full Episode: June 12, 2021

This week features Michelle Good, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Sarah Raughley, Mark Carney and more.

Michelle Good's Five Little Indians is a look at the legacy and trauma of Canada's residential school system

The Cree writer, poet and retired lawyer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about why her novel examines human trauma, hope and resilience.

Souvankham Thammavongsa shares her feelings about winning the Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Toronto writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about her short story collection How to Pronounce Knife, which won Canada's largest literary prize in 2020.
Proust Questionnaire

Mark Carney is inspired by the normal, everyday heroes

The Canadian author and economist takes our version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Sarah Raughley recommends three books by Canadian authors with themes of diverse identities and experiences

The Ontario fantasy novelist recommends Like Home by Louisa Onomé, Some Other Now by Sarah Everett and Sisters of the Snake by Sasha Nanua & Sarena Nanua.
Bedside Books

Alex Southey learned a lot more about female friendships after reading this Elena Ferrante bestseller

The Toronto musician is reading the novel My Brilliant Best Friend by Elena Ferrante.

Full Episode: June 5, 2021

This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Ivan Coyote, David A. Robertson and Jann Arden.

David A. Robertson's picture book On the Trapline is a story of Indigenous language, family and empowerment

The award-winning children's author talks about writing his latest picture book, On the Trapline.

Ivan Coyote's book Care Of is a thoughtful collection of pandemic correspondence

The storyteller and author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about their collection of correspondences.
Dog-Eared Reads

Eternity Martis says this book by Dionne Brand changed the way she thought about writing

The author of They Said This Would Be Fun tells The Next Chapter about What We All Long For by Dionne Brand.

Jann Arden reflects on growing older, getting sober and learning what she wants in life

The Canadian singer-songwriter spoke to Shelagh Rogers about her memoir, If I Knew Then.
Bedside Books

Singer-songwriter Sarah MacDougall wants you to read Nisgha by Jordan Abel

The Swedish Canadian singer-songwriter talks about the book that's on her bedside table.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Jenny Heijun Wills keeps coming back to Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

The author of Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. shares the surprising reason she keeps returning to this classic work of literature.

Full Episode: May 29, 2021

This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Thomas King, Camilla Gibb and Sook-Yin Lee.

Thomas King's novel Sufferance examines inequality, power and the idea of community

The beloved Canadian author talks to Shelagh Rogers about writing his latest novel, Sufferance.

Camilla Gibb's novel The Relatives explores what it takes to make a family

The Toronto writer talks to The Next Chapter about her latest novel.

Bill Waiser's book In Search of Almighty Voice aims to set the record straight about the Cree leader

The Saskatchewan historian talks about In Search of Almighty Voice: Resistance and Reconciliation.

Broadcaster and musician Sook-Yin Lee is reading this graphic novel about escaping the Khmer Rouge

The filmmaker and musician talks about reading Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna.

Antanas Sileika reviews a book that looks at how war has shaped our society over the centuries

The Next Chapter columnist reviews War by Margaret MacMillan.

Full Episode: May 22, 2021

This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Jen Sookfong Lee, Steve Patterson and Ryan B. Patrick.

Jen Sookfong Lee's poetry collection The Shadow List is an honest and intimate look at agency and desire

The Vancouver author, columnist and broadcaster spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing her debut collection of poetry.

Steve Patterson's Dad Up! defines what it means to be the 'best father ever'

The comedian, host and author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about why his second book is about being a dad in today's world.

Jon Klassen's latest children's book The Rock from the Sky is a wry look at friendship, fear and isolation

The award-winning author and illustrator spoke with The Next Chapter about how Alfred Hitchcock inspired his latest picture book.
Like This? Love That

Ryan B. Patrick says if you liked The Tradition by Jericho Brown, you'll love Canisia Lubrin's The Dyzgraphxst

The Next Chapter columnist and CBC Books producer finds a Canadian poetry book companion for fans of The Tradition by Jericho Brown.

Why Juno Award nominee Lido Pimienta is reading this book of essays about the many stages of parenting

The Colombian Canadian musician and songwriter, who won the Polaris Music Prize in 2017, talks about reading The Joys and Sorrows of Parenting.