The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: July 15, 2019

Shelagh Rogers talks to Miriam Toews about her novel Women Talking, Rawi Hage about his novel Beirut Hellfire Society , Dionne Brand takes the Proust questionnaire and more.

Esi Edugyan explores race, history and identity in epic novel Washington Black

The Calgary-born novelist talks with Shelagh Rogers about her much talked about book.

The real-life 'ghost rapes' that inspired Miriam Toews's 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.
Proust Questionnaire

Dionne Brand reveals her favourite journey, greatest fear and her heroes

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

Rawi Hage reflects on why death is for the living in Beirut Hellfire Society

The Montreal-based writer speaks with Shelagh Rogers about his latest novel.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Madeleine Thien keeps coming back to Hannah Arendt's Between Past and Future

The novelist on the book she loves to read again and again.

Time travel and immigration intersect in Thea Lim's novel An Ocean of Minutes

 An Ocean of Minutes is a dystopian novel about love separated by time and the sacrifices made to preserve it.

Why fans of Toni Morrison's The Origin of Others should read M. NourbeSe Philip's essay collection Blank

The Next Chapter columnist Motion says both books explore race, identity and power.

Full episode: July 13, 2019

It's the food epsiode! Shelagh Rogers talks to chefs Anthony Rose and Simon Thibault about their new cookbooks, Vikram Vij discusses his memoir, Bonnie Stern takes the Proust questionnaire and Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller discuss their cross-country culinary tour.

How Vikram Vij built a worldwide culinary empire

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

Why Toronto's 'comfort food king' Anthony Rose finally published a cookbook of his own

The Last Schmaltz features some of his famous recipes, like All Day Breakfast and Whole Roasted Cauliflower, alongside memories of cooking in Toronto's vibrant food scene.

These 2 cooks travelled across Canada to discover our country's cuisine secrets

Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller spent five months travelling across the country. They've written about the food they found and people they met in Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip. 

Simon Thibault celebrates the Acadian cooking of his childhood

The Acadian chef's new book, Pantry and Palate, is based on a notebook of old family recipes passed down from his mother.
Proust Questionnaire

What's chef Bonnie Stern's idea of perfect happiness?

The celebrated chef and author of cookbooks like Friday Night Dinners takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.
Bedside Books

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.

Full episode: July 8, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Amy Stuart, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Craig Davidson and more.

How a concussion gave Amy Stuart a fresh perspective for her new thriller

The crime writer explores trauma through the female characters in Still Water.

Jan Stick on the hard-to-find books people are asking for at her Whitehorse bookstore

The co-owner of Well-Read Books in Yukon talks about the literary faves of staff and customers.
Bedside Books

The important life lesson musician Donné Roberts learned from Shannon's Way by A.J. Cronin

The two-time Juno Award-winning musician recommends reading A.J. Cronin's 1948 novel.
Proust Questionnaire

Craig Davidson shares what he would change about himself and what his favourite journey has been

The acclaimed novelist takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.
Dog-Eared Reads

David Huebert and Nathan Ripley recommend 2 classic thrillers

The up-and-coming writers talk about Frankenstein and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

How Wendy McLeod MacKnight brought paintings to life in her latest novel

The children's book writer discusses her latest mystery novel, The Frame-Up.

Elisabeth de Mariaffi recommends 3 page-turning thrillers

The author of Hysteria tells Shelagh Rogers why these recent thriller novels have stayed with her.

Full episode: July 6, 2019

Shelagh Rogers talks to Cathal Kelly, Amber Dawn, Patrick deWitt in this episode of the Next Chapter that originally aired on Oct. 1, 2019.

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

Vancouver-based writer Amber Dawn goes back to her hometown of Crystal Beach, Ont. as the setting for her 2018 novel Sodom Road Exit.