The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Aug. 3, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Emma Donoghue, Lori Lansens, Mozhdah Jamalzadah and more.

Mozhdah Jamalzadah, the 'Oprah of Afghanistan,' speaks her truth with new biography, Voice of Rebellion

Singer, activist and Canada Reads 2018 panellist Mozhdah Jamalzadah speaks out about life as a Canadian refugee, women's rights and hosting a TV show in Afghanistan.

Why Emma Donoghue wanted to write about family, generation gaps and the legacy of WW II

The Irish-Canadian author talks about telling a story involving a widower and his great-nephew, who uncover a family secret in the novel Akin.
Proust Questionnaire

Lori Lansens reveals why her maternal instinct will never go away

The bestselling screenwriter and novelist takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.

Jordan Tannahill recommends three books written about captivity

The playwright and columnist talks about No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani, Devil on the Cross by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout.
Bedside Books

Why Dave Landreth of The Bros. Landreth recommends this 2013 novel that was recently adapted to film

The Winnipeg singer-songwriter and bassist recently read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
Like This? Love That

If you liked Young Skins by Colin Barrett, you'll love Megan Gail Coles's 2014 short fiction debut

The Next Chapter listener Terry Doyle compares Newfoundland's Megan Gail Coles's Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome and Young Skins by Irish writer Colin Barrett.

Full episode: Aug. 1, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Linden MacIntyre, Sharon Butala, Maria Campbell and more.

Why Linden MacIntyre wrote about a 1920s natural disaster in Newfoundland that changed the region forever

The author and journalist spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing nonfiction book The Wake.

What reading and storytelling means to Maria Campbell

The celebrated Métis elder and author on the important role books and storytelling played in her life.

Why Sharon Butala returned to short stories to write about women in the twilight of their lives

Season of Fury and Wonder was a finalist for the 2019 Rogers Writers' Trust Award for Fiction.
Bedside Books

How Steve Rigby of Nunavut band The Jerry Cans felt connected to this YA novel set in the Arctic

The percussionist's latest bedside book is Those Who Dwell Below by Aviaq Johnston.

Full episode: July 27, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Megan Gail Coles, Ted Barris, Agnes Walsh and more.

Why Canada Reads author Megan Gail Coles wrote a novel that's a tough love letter to Newfoundland

Social media star Alayna Fender defended Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club on Canada Reads 2020.
Bedside Books

Why singer-songwriter Kae Sun is a fan of this fictional account about the life and death of Bob Marley

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter shares why he's a fan of A Brief History of Seven Killings by Jamaican author Marlon James.
Proust Questionnaire

Military historian Ted Barris wants us to remember the 'average' men and women who put their lives on the line

Barris who has written 20 books, including the bestsellers Juno and Dam Busters, takes our version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Why Agnes Walsh's first poetry collection in over a decade is a love letter to her mother

The Newfoundland poet spoke with Shelagh Rogers about why she wanted to honour the life of her mother through verse.

Why fans of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari should check out this Canadian nonfiction book

The Next Chapter columnist Victor Dwyer says you should read Memory, edited by Philippe Tortell, Mark Turin and Margot Young.

Full episode: July 25, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Ian Williams, Catherine Gildiner, Jordan Tannahill and more.

How the nature of family inspired Ian Williams' novel Reproduction, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Reproduction is a love story that follows the connected lives of Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family.

Catherine Gildiner writes about her most memorable therapy patients in Good Morning, Monster

In Good Morning, Monster, she focuses on five patients who overcame their personal trauma.
Bedside Books

Why Jill Barber recommends reading buzzy book Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

The Halifax singer-songwriter talks about the book she's currently reading.

Jordan Tannahill reviews Philip Roth's The Plot Against America in light of Margaret Atwood's The Testaments

The playwright and columnist explains why Roth's 2004 novel could be compared to Margaret Atwood's latest novel.

Dan MacDonald of The Bookmark shares what's selling at his Charlottetown store

The Bookmark is an independent bookstore in Atlantic Canada with locations in Halifax and Charlottetown.

Full episode: July 20, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers chats with Téa Mutonji, Steven Price, Lee Maracle and more.