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.
Dog-eared Reads

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.
Proust Questionnaire

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.
Dog-Eared Reads

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.
Bedside Books

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.
Proust Questionnaire

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.
Bedside Books

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.
Dog-eared Reads

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.