The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Oct. 21, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Randy Boyagoda, Raziel Reid and Barbara Reid in the latest episode of The Next Chapter.

Raziel Reid's novel Kens is a satirical take on high school hierarchies

The West Coast author discusses writing his follow-up to When Everything Feels like the Movies.

Why Randy Boyagoda isn't shy about the autobiographical elements of novel Original Prin

The Next Chapter columnist chats with Shelagh Rogers about his latest book.

Why children's book author Barbara Reid looks to the sky for inspiration

The bestselling author and artist on creating picture book Picture The Sky.
Bedside Books

Why Arkells singer Max Kerman connected with the book Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas

The lead singer of the Hamilton, Ont.-based rock band discusses the last book he read.
Dog-Eared Reads

Jeff Lemire on being wrapped up in the dread and wonder of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

The graphic novelist and cartoonist on why he loves re-reading the literary classic.

Susan Hughes on illustrating the life of city champion Jane Jacobs in a way kids can appreciate

Susan Hughes speaks to Shelagh Rogers about writing a children's book about a real-life urban hero.

Arthur Slade on what goes into crafting imaginary worlds for his fantasy novels

The bestselling author's latest book is epic fantasy novel Crimson.

Full episode: Oct. 15, 2018

On the latest edition of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Miriam Toews, Rawi Hage, Dionne Brand and more.

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.

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.
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.

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

An Ocean of Minutes is on the shortlist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

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

The Montreal-based novelist speaks with Shelagh Rogers about his latest novel.

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.
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.

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.