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The real-life 'ghost rapes' that inspired Miriam Toews's new novel, Women Talking

The award-winning author talks to Shelagh Rogers about writing a novel around a true series of violent events against women that took place in a Mennonite community.

Dionne Brand takes the Proust Questionnaire

The Toronto-based writer released two books this fall: the novel Theory and poetry book The Blue Clerk.

Full episode: Oct. 8, 2018

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Anthony Rose, Vikram Vij and more.

Toronto's 'comfort food king' Anthony Rose publishes his first cookbook: The Last Schmaltz

Chef Anthony Rose's first book features some of his famous recipes, like All Day Breakfast and Whole Roasted Cauliflower, alongside memories of cooking in Toronto's vibrant food scene.

From India to Austria to Canada, Vikram Vij recounts how he built a culinary empire

​Restaurateur Vikram Vij hopes his memoir, Vij: A Chef's One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in His Suitcase, will help inspire young cooks.

Chef Bonnie Stern takes the Proust Questionnaire

Bonnie Stern, the celebrated chef and author of cookbooks like Friday Night Dinners, answers questions on deception, happiness and family.

'More than poutine and Nanaimo bars': 2 cooks dish on Canada's cuisine secrets

Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller took a road trip across the country to find an answer to the question, what is Canadian cuisine?

Why Leaving Thomas's Annika Odegard recommends The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The pop country singer/songwriter says the book offers glimmers of hope during during a grim period of Germany's history.

Simon Thibault celebrates the Acadian cooking of his childhood

Simon Thibault's new book, Pantry and Palate, is based on a notebook of old family recipes passed down from his mother.

Full episode: Oct. 1, 2018

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Amber Dawn, Patrick deWitt and more.

Patrick deWitt on being compelled to write a western with novel The Sisters Brothers

With novel The Sister Brothers now adapted to film, listen to the author with Shelagh Rogers in this 2012 interview.

Cathal Kelly on how Star Wars movies informed his outlook on life and fiction

The author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about new memoir Boy Wonder.

How a highway sign pointed Amber Dawn in the direction of her new novel

The author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about novel Sodom Road Exit.

Heather Igloliorte on why she wanted to celebrate the art of the Labrador Inuit

The academic talks to Shelagh Rogers about SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Tokyo Police Club's Graham Wright loves re-reading Robertson Davies's Tempest-Tost

The Canadian rock musician on why he loved the 1951 classic fiction.

If you liked Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, you'll love...

The Next Chapter listener Matthew Parker compares Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five to Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family.

Why Harold R. Johnson wrote a mash-up of memoir and genre to honour his late brother Clifford

The author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about memoir Clifford.

Why Sheila Heti explores the question of motherhood in her new novel

The author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about novel Motherhood.
Book Report

What Antanas Sileika's learned from Jordan B. Peterson's self-help book

The Next Chapter columnist reviews the Toronto-based professor's 12 Rules For Life.
Bedside Books

Why musician Amy Millan loves Claudia Dey's novel Heartbreaker

The Toronto-based musician explains some of the many reasons she loves the book.

Dania Tomlinson on the nature of myth and legends

The debut novelist on writing historical fiction and fantasy with Our Animal Hearts.

Full episode: Sept. 24, 2018

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Sheila Heti, Harold R. Johnson and more.

Why economic anxiety inspired Lisa Moore's new short story collection

The celebrated author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about Something for Everyone.

Elizabeth Hay makes peace with her mother's food and father's anger

The award-winning novelist from Ottawa, Ont. talks about her new memoir, All Things Consoled, which is about taking care of her elderly parents.

As she turns 50, Candy Palmater rethinks her reading list

The comedian worries about how she'll finish reading her vast collection of books and what she'll be focusing on in the years to come.