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Full episode: Sept. 14, 2019

In the season premiere of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Cherie Dimaline, Brian Francis, Lisa Gabriele and more.

The Marrow Thieves author Cherie Dimaline is back with a novel for adults inspired by a Métis legend

Empire of Wild adapts the Indigenous tale of the werewolf-like Rougarou using themes of sex, identity and religion.

How Brian Francis captured the awkwardness of adolescence in his first YA book

The author and The Next Chapter columnist talks about writing Break in Case of Emergency.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Farah Heron adores Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

The Toronto-based author of The Chai Factor shares the book she returns to, time and time again.

Lisa Gabriele recommends 3 novels that explore female friendships

The author of The Winters reviews Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud and How Could She by Lauren Mechling.
Bedside Books

After a traumatic brain injury, Juno Award-winning musician Kiesza is on the mend with the help of this book

The singer and multi-instrumentalist shares why she loved reading The Genie in Your Genes by Dawson Church. 

Full episode: Sept. 7, 2019

In the season premiere of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Margaret Atwood, Jesse Thistle and more.

Margaret Atwood talks to CBC's Shelagh Rogers about The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments

The celebrated author discusses the new book and the cultural significance of The Handmaid's Tale, 35 years after its release.

Jesse Thistle's book about overcoming homelessness, addiction and trauma aims to give hope to others

The Indigenous author and academic speaks with The Next Chapter about the painful process of writing a personal memoir.
Like That? Love This

Why if you liked Tayari Jones's An American Marriage, you'll enjoy Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page

The Next Chapter columnist Donna Bailey Nurse finds a Canadian counterpart to Tayari Jones' An American Marriage.
Bedside Books

Why Hannah Georgas got inspired reading self-help book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The singer-songwriter and recording artist on the book she loved reading.

Full episode: Sept. 2, 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.
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.

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.

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.

Full episode: Aug 31, 2019

Shelagh Rogers talks to Lee Maracle and Shannon Webb-Campbell, Adam Sol, Doyali Islam and Ausma Zehanat Khan.

How Lee Maracle helped Shannon Webb-Campbell understand the true meaning of poetry

After the pulling of her poetry collection Who Took My Sister?, Shannon Webb-Campbell and editor Lee Maracle discuss picking up the pieces to create I Am a Body of Land.

Why Ausma Zehanat Khan wrote a novel inspired by the 2017 Quebec City mosque shooting

A Deadly Divide puts Muslim cop Esa Khattak in the aftermath of a deadly attack on a mosque in Quebec.

Poetry should be enjoyed — and Adam Sol wrote a book to show you how

How a Poem Moves is a collection of essays that encourages readers to find the pleasure in reading poetry.
Proust Questionnaire

Rabindranath Maharaj reveals his heroes and greatest achievement

The acclaimed novelist takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.

Why Doyali Islam believes poetry and the physical body are connected

Doyali Islam's new collection of poetry, heft, explores culture, family and politics through the evocation of the body.

Full Episode: August 26, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Antanas Sileika, Nilofar Shidmehr, Megan Gail Coles and more.

How a real Lithuanian spy working in Eastern Europe after WWI inspired Antanas Sileika's new novel

The Canadian-Lithuanian author discusses how he wrote Provisionally Yours, a novel featuring politics, espionage and betrayal.