The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: April 20, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Mary Jo Leddy, Ian Williams, Jeremy Dutcher and more.

Ian Williams on exploring the roots of love and family with novel Reproduction

The author and poet discusses why his debut novel had to look at the concept of love and the family unit.

Jeremy Dutcher on recontextualizing his Indigenous past through music and language

The artists and musician of Wolostoq heritage spoke with Shelagh Rogers about his need to explore the past to protect the future.
Bedside Books

Why Laurie Petrou re-reads Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys and The Snapper by Roddy Doyle

The author and academic shares the novels she returns to again and again.

Mary Jo Leddy on why (and how) Canada can be a better place

The author and activist discusses her book Why Are We Here and the moral challenges facing Canada in this time.

Randy Boyagoda reviews Elaine Kahn's historical nonfiction book Been Hoping We Might Meet Again

The Next Chapter columnist looks at a book that examines the unknown connection between former prime minister Pierre Trudeau and media theorist Marshall McLuhan.
Bedside Books

Marissa Stapley on how Anne Lamott's book Bird by Bird gives her creative wings a boost

The author of Things to Do When It's Raining shares the book she's loved reading over the years.

Full episode: April 13, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Ayelet Tsabari, Paul Vermeersch, Angie Abdou and more.

Why Ayelet Tsabari had to leave her home and family behind to find her way back

The Art of Leaving author talks about growing up near Tel Aviv and why she felt compelled to leave a place that's now calling her home.
Poetry Month

Why Paul Vermeersch thinks of poetry as a form of spell-casting and self defence

The Toronto-based poet talks to Shelagh Rogers about his new collection of futuristic poetry, Self-Defence for the Brave and Happy.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why André Alexis keeps coming back to Tolstoy's War and Peace

Days by Moonlight and Fifteen Dogs writer André Alexis on his abiding love for the Russian classic.

Jessica Walker at Munro's Books on the titles that keep B.C. readers perusing her shelves

Find out why Victoria-based book lovers are becoming fans of Michelle Obama, Esi Edugyan and more.
Like That? Love This

Why Angie Abdou thinks fans of Chris Cleave's Gold should check out Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder

The Next Chapter columnist Angie Abdou has found a Canadian match for Chris Cleave's Gold.
Dog-Eared Reads

Sportswriter Cathal Kelly can't stop rereading his copy of The Sportswriter

Longtime sports journalist Cathal Kelly on why he keeps coming back to the Richard Ford novel he first read in his twenties.
Besdside Books

Why Mike Plume can't get enough of Larry McMurty's The Last Picture Show

The Alberta singer-songwriter says McMurty's novel brings him back to a youth spent in "a dusty oil town."

Full episode: April 6, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Kim Thúy, Ann Hui and more.

In Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen, Kim Thúy explores connections between food, family and life

The award-winning writer speaks to Shelagh Rogers about her new cookbook.

How Joe Beef owners Frédéric Morin and David McMillan plan to survive the apocalypse

The co-owners of the Montreal culinary institution Joe Beef have released a new book, co-authored with Meredith Erickson.

Why Ann Hui documented the history of Chinese restaurant owners in small-town Canada

Choy Suey Nation looks at the solutions of Chinese Canadian restaurateurs and the unique cuisine that has helped shape our country.

The Cookbook Company's Gail Norton recommends 2 titles Calgary foodies have been craving

The Calgary cookbook store owner suggests aspiring foodies check out a book about Alberta cuisine and a book about knives.
Bedside Books

Why Paul Murphy from Wintersleep loved reading The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson

When Wintersleep isn't touring across Canada, Murphy is an avid reader. Find out why he enjoyed this Denis Johnson short story collection.

Full episode: March 30, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Yasuko Thanh, Daniel Kalla and K.D. Miller.

Why writing stayed with Yasuko Thanh through turbulent times

Yasuko Thanh’s new memoir Mistakes to Run With explores her troubled upbringing and abusive relationship.

What would happen if we had a modern pandemic? That's the question at the heart of Daniel Kalla's new novel

We All Fall Down imagines what would happen if the Black Death reoccurred in the present day.
Bedside Books

Why singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson recommends an oral history of New York's music scene

The Ottawa-based singer loved Lizzy Goodman's Meet Me in the Bathroom.