The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: July 13, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Ami MacKay, Samra Habib, Tegan and Sara 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.

How a family history of dying young shaped Ami McKay and changed cancer research

The author of Daughter of Family G talks about living life knowing she might have a genetic predisposition for cancer.
Proust Questionnaire

Tegan and Sara reveal how they really feel about being twins

The Calgary indie pop duo take The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire. 
Dog-Eared Books

When The Boat People author Sharon Bala has a writing problem, she turns to this book

The St. John's-based author talks about why she keeps coming back to Janet Burroway's Writing Fiction.

Caroline Walker from McNally Robinson Booksellers shares the books that are popular in Saskatoon

McNally Robinson Booksellers is Saskatoon's largest independent bookshop.

Candy Palmater recommends 3 nonfiction books you should read right now

The Next Chapter columnist discusses The Making of the October Crisis by D'arcy Jenish, The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women and Is There Still Sex in the City? by Candace Bushnell.

Full episode: July 11, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Lynn Coady, Michael Crummey, Michelle Sylliboy and more.

Michelle Sylliboy reclaims Indigenous culture and identity with award-winning book Kiskajeyi — I Am Ready

The Mi'kmaw interdisciplinary artist and poet uses images and hieroglyphic poetry to explore her culture and history.

With novel The Innocents, Michael Crummey explores strength, spirit and survival in 18th century Newfoundland

The Innocents is a tale about a brother and sister who live in isolation in a Newfoundland cove during the 18th century.

Lynn Coady muses about love, loss and long-term care with novel Watching You Without Me

The Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author talks about how her own family inspired her latest novel.
Bedside Books

How a book about finding your personal best inspired country music star Lindsay Ell

The Calgary-raised musician talks about why she loved reading the self-help book You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero.

Why Patrick deWitt is a fan of the 1943 novel Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

The author of The Sisters Brothers and French Exit talks about why he loves the classic novel.

Full episode: July 6, 2020

On this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Cherie Dimaline, Brian Francis, Lisa Gabriele and more.

The Marrow Thieves author Cherie Dimaline is back with a novel for adults inspired by a Métis legend

Empire of Wild adapts the Indigenous tale of the werewolf-like Rougarou using themes of sex, identity and religion.

How Brian Francis captured the awkwardness of adolescence in his first YA book

The author and The Next Chapter columnist talks about writing Break in Case of Emergency.
Bedside Books

After a traumatic brain injury, Juno Award-winning musician Kiesza is on the mend with the help of this book

The singer and multi-instrumentalist shares why she loved reading The Genie in Your Genes by Dawson Church. 

Lisa Gabriele recommends 3 novels that explore female friendships

The author of The Winters reviews Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud and How Could She by Lauren Mechling.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Farah Heron adores Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

The Toronto-based author of The Chai Factor shares the book she returns to, time and time again.

Full episode: July 4, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Margaret Atwood, Jesse Thistle and more.

Margaret Atwood talks to CBC's Shelagh Rogers about The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments

The celebrated author discusses the new book and the cultural significance of The Handmaid's Tale, 35 years after its release.

Jesse Thistle overcame homelessness, addiction and trauma — and wrote a book to inspire others to do the same

The Indigenous author and academic speaks with The Next Chapter about writing From the Ashes, which will be defended on Canada Reads by George Canyon.
Like That? Love This

Why if you liked Tayari Jones's An American Marriage, you'll enjoy Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page

The Next Chapter columnist Donna Bailey Nurse finds a Canadian counterpart to Tayari Jones' An American Marriage.
Bedside Books

Why Hannah Georgas got inspired reading self-help book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The singer-songwriter and recording artist on the book she loved reading.

Full episode: June 27, 2020

The season finale features Buffy Sainte-Marie, Nadia L. Hohn, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and our summer children's book panel.