The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Feb. 22, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Cory Doctorow, Gregory Scofield, Candy Palmater and more.

Donald Trump made Cory Doctorow so anxious he wrote a book to feel better — now Radicalized is on Canada Reads

Radicalized, a collection of sci-fi novellas, will be defended by Akil Augustine on Canada Reads 2020.

What Gregory Scofield learned by revisiting his memoir Thunder Through My Veins 20 years later

Gregory Scofield spoke with Shelagh Rogers about the reissue of his 1999 memoir.

How Candy Palmater navigates controversial classics and other reader dilemmas

The comedian, broadcaster and The Next Chapter columnist looks at controversial classics and books by problematic authors.

Marina Endicott's latest novel looks at the dangers of helping those who may not want to be helped

The Difference is inspired by a true story about a Nova Scotia merchant ship that sailed the South Pacific in 1912. The novel is about a young woman who takes a boy from a remote island and makes him her son.
Bedside Books

Why Madison Violet's Brenley MacEachern feels this Ann Patchett bestseller hits the right note

The singer-songwriter is currently reading the 2001 novel Bel Canto.

Full episode: Feb. 15, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Samra Habib, Nazanine Hozar and more. 

Why Canada Reads author Samra Habib shared her story about being a queer Muslim woman

The journalist and photographer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her memoir We Have Always Been Here.

Why Nazanine Hozar's novel about an Iranian orphan is more relevant than ever

Aria is the story of a young orphan girl, growing up in the midst of the mounting dissent that preceded the Iranian revolution.

Martha Gellhorn was more than an ex-wife of Ernest Hemingway — Janet Somerville tells her story in a new book

The life of the American novelist and war journalist is explored in Yours for Probably Always.
Like That? Love This

Vish Khanna thinks fans of Dave Bidini's book on Gordon Lightfoot will love this book about 90s hip-hop

The Next Chapter columnist reviews Writing Gordon Lightfoot by Dave Bidini and Go Ahead in the Rain by Hanif Abdurraqib.
Bedside Books

Kalle Mattson thinks The Wire is the greatest TV show ever — and loves this book about it

The Ottawa singer-songwriter loved reading All the Pieces Matter by Jonathan Abrams.

Full episode: Feb. 8, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Eden Robinson, Bob McDonald, David Demchuk and more.

Why Canada Reads author Eden Robinson wrote a modern Trickster tale

Kaniehtiio Horn is defending Son of a Trickster on Canada Reads 2020. Eden Robinson spoke to Shelagh Rogers in 2017 about the novel.

Bob McDonald introduces young readers to the wonders of space with his new book

The host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks spoke with Shelagh Rogers about his latest book, An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space.

Why Lexxicon loves this book about how to make it in music

The Toronto-based musician is currently reading How To Make It in the New Music Business by Ari Herstand.
Dog-eared Reads

Why historian Ted Barris regularly re-reads his father's memoir

The military historian and writer loves re-reading the 1969 book The Pierce-Arrow Showroom Is Leaking.

David Demchuk recommends 3 great horror books

The Next Chapter columnist reviews The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons, The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay and We Shall Be Monsters by Derek Newman-Stille.
Dog-eared Reads

The 1988 novel that has a magical hold on Katherine Ashenburg

The journalist and novelist regularly re-reads The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald.

Full episode: Feb. 1, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Thomas King, Joanne Vannicola and Arlene Dickinson.

Actor Joanne Vannicola's story is one of trauma and triumph — and they share it all in a new memoir

All We Knew But Couldn't Say describes enduring physical and emotional abuse and how they moved on and shaped an identity with resilience and determination.

Why Thomas King wrote his first book of poetry to mark turning 77

The celebrated Indigenous author's 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin looks at life and the dangers of wasted time.

What the Alberta floods of 2013 taught Arlene Dickinson about resilience, resolve and recovery

The business leader and star of TV's Dragons's Den shares this story in her new book, Reinvention.
Dog-Eared Reads

Casey Plett will never stop recommending this 2004 novel by Miriam Toews

The 2019 Amazon Canada First Novel Award winner loves re-reading A Complicated Kindness.
Like That? Love This

Why Angie Abdou thinks fans of marathon legend Deena Kastor's memoir should check out Karl Subban's book

The Next Chapter columnist has found a Canadian match for this American bestselling book.