The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Aug. 19, 2019

Samra Zafar and Andreas Souvaliotis discuss their memoirs and Candy Palmater, Joanna Goodman, Catherine Graham and Amanda Rheaume recommend great books.

Why Samra Zafar is sharing how she left an abusive marriage with the world

The author and activist shares her story about getting married and moving to Canada at 17, enduring 10 years of an abusive marriage and finally breaking free in her memoir, A Good Wife.

Candy Palmater recommends 3 LGBTQ books you should read now

The actor, comedian and former lawyer's reading tastes are as eclectic as her resume.

How Jordan Tannahill deals with his personal library as he moves around the world

The award-winning writer discusses how he's pared down and maintained his large library as he moved to Europe, and currently splits his time between London and Budapest.

How being different was key to entrepreneur Andreas Souvaliotis's success

The entrepreneur has written a memoir called Misfit about finding strength in what made him different: being an immigrant, being gay and living with autism.
Dog-Eared Reads

How On Writing by Stephen King keeps inspiring novelist Joanna Goodman

The author of the novel The Home for Unwanted Girls shares how Stephen King's book on craft keeps her creative juices flowing.
Bedside Books

How the book Rekindling the Sacred Fire helped Amanda Rheaume connect with her Métis heritage

The singer-songwriter recently read this book by Chantal Fiola and it helped her address questions about her own spirituality and identity.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Catherine Graham loves the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop

The author of the poetry collection The Celery Forest returns to Elizabeth Bishop's collected works again and again.

Full episode: Aug 17, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Richard Van Camp, Shauntay Grant and more.

Richard Van Camp discusses highlighting the humour and hope within Indigenous communities

The celebrated fiction writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about his new short story collection, Moccasin Square Gardens.

Why Shauntay Grant wrote a picture book about the Nova Scotian legacy of Africville

Africville is about a black community in Halifax that thrived for more than 150 years before being demolished by the government in the 1960s.

Michael Lyons at Glad Day Bookstore shares the popular LGBTQ reads that are selling at his store

Books by Joshua Whitehead and Kai Cheng Thom are popular at this historic Toronto bookstore.

Antanas Sileika reviews anonymously written spy thriller, The Kingfisher Secret

In The Kingfisher Secret, a fast-paced conspiracy novel, a beautiful Russian spy marries an egotistical man running to be president of the United States.
Bedside Books

Why Sally Shaar of indie rock band Monowhales had a burning desire to read the classic novel Fahrenheit 451

The singer talks about the classic 1953 Ray Bradbury novel.

Full episode: Aug. 12, 2019

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

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.

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.

How the art of Alex Colville inspired K.D. Miller's latest short story collection

Late Breaking explores the lives of characters inspired by the paintings of Alex Colville.
Bedside Books

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

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

If you liked Girl Interrupted, you'll love Strange Heaven by Lynn Coady

A listener recommends a great Canadian novel for fans of Susanna Kaysen's classic memoir

Full episode: Aug. 10, 2019

Shelagh Rogers talks to musician and author Tanya Tagaq, novelist Emma Hooper, publisher Barry Callaghan and more.

Tanya Tagaq melds memoir and fiction with emotional first book, Split Tooth

The musician talks to Shelagh Rogers about why she turned to fiction. Split Tooth was longlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Proust Questionnaire

Barry Callaghan on fears, love and the merits of drinking a glass of wine every day

The author and publisher takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Why Janie Chang can't get over Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient

The Vancouver author shares the book she loves to re-read.

How Emma Hooper balanced grit & whimsy while writing a novel set on Canada's East Coast

The author discusses how she wrote her second novel, Our Homesick Songs.