The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


The Next Chapter's summer schedule

Summer means a change in the CBC Radio schedule! Here's when you can tune into The Next Chapter from June 25 to Sept. 1, 2018.

Full episode: July 23, 2018

Measha Brueggergosman, Amanda Lang and Pedro Mendes talk to Shelagh Rogers about their latest books.

Measha Brueggergosman explores marriage, motherhood and faith in her memoir, Something is Always on Fire

The opera singer discusses why she decided to open up and write about her life experiences.

Amanda Lang on the value of getting comfortable with being uncomfortable

The journalist and business expert shares why she believes discomfort is the path to growth.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Omar El Akkad keep re-reading James Agee's classic 1957 novel A Death in the Family

The American War talks about one of his favourite books.

If you liked Olive Kitteridge, you should read the Canadian novel Ellen in Pieces

Columnist Angie Abdou explains why Caroline Adderson's novel is the perfect Canadian companion to Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge.

Why style guru Pedro Mendes wrote about century-old Canadian tailors

The Toronto writer and broadcaster explores the history behind Canada's oldest custom tailor.

Why Jonny Sun created his inquisitive alien alter ego, Jomny

The Twitter sensation speaks about creating his online alien persona as an extension of his own feelings of being an outsider.

Laurie Gelman got fired from being a 'class mom' — and the experience inspired her new comic novel

The author of Class Mom talks about the five years she spent volunteer at her children's school, and how she mined that experience for her debut novel.
Bedside Books

Din from F-105 on why he loves The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

"What an insight this book is into what he was going through in his creative journey in making his mythology," said Din.

The Marrow Thieves author Cherie Dimaline was once a magician's assistant

The Governor General's Literary Award-winning author remembers the strangest job she's ever had.

Why Polly Horvath loves writing children's books

The Night Garden author talks about how she's been writing for children ever since she was young.

Why Dawn Dumont wrote about the ups and downs of the modern Indigenous experience

The author the of short story collection Glass Beads speaks with Shelagh Rogers about how she tried to encapsulate the modern First Nations experience.

Why Allan Stratton believes empathy is the key to great literature

The award-winning YA author of The Way Back Home sees value in empathizing even with the cruelest of characters.

The real family history that inspired Linda Spalding's new novel

Linda Spalding speaks about her latest novel, A Reckoning, which is the sequel to her Governor General's Literary Award-winning novel The Purchase.

Wayne Johnston on how one wrong thing can ruin your whole life

The Newfoundland-based author discusses his latest book, First Snow, Last Night.

Full episode: July 21, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Jonny Sun, Allan Stratton, Dawn Dumont, Cherie Dimaline about their work.
Roadtrip Reads

Why Treasa Levasseur loved The Gallery of Lost Species by Nina Berkhout

In the latest instalment of her road trip series, the musician and TNC columnist talks about a novel set in the National Art Gallery in Ottawa.

Why Grace O'Connell wrote about strained family relationships and a crisis situation

The Toronto-based author discusses the inspiration behind her novel Be Ready for the Lightning.

How losing a parent inspired Gurjinder Basran's latest novel

The B.C. author reflects on writing her sophomore novel, Someone You Love is Gone, which is about a young woman who loses her mother.

Why Terra Lightfoot loves this book about the music industry and goblin roadtrips

The musician speaks about her love for Jamie Tennant's novel The Captain of Kinnoull Hill.

Full episode: July 16, 2018

Wayne Johnston, Gurjinder Basran, Grace O'Connell & Linda Spalding talk to Shelagh Rogers about their latest books.

Adam Gopnik gets intimate about his marriage in his new memoir

There are two great loves described in Adam Gopnik's new memoir: his wife Martha and New York City.
Proust Questionnaire

Lynn Crosbie on what perfect happiness means

The author of poetry collection The Corpses of the Future takes the classic Q&A.

If you liked Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, you'll love...

Columnist Aparita Bhandari on why Everything Was Goodbye by Gurjinder Basran is the perfect Canadian companion to Balli Kaur Jaswal's playful novel.