The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full Episode: May 25, 2019

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

Wendy McLeod MacKnight recommends 3 historical fiction books she loved reading

The author and The Next Chapter columnist reviews The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman, The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert and Caplin Scull by M.T. Dohaney.

Nilofar Shidmehr's Divided Loyalties is a short fiction collection about migration, feminism and sacrifice

The Iran-born, Vancouver-based author discusses why she wrote Divided Loyalties.

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.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Daniel Kalla is brought to tears every time he reads The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

The author and doctor shares why he gets emotional re-reading the late author's 1971 novel about the Second World War.

Megan Gail Coles's Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club is a tough love letter to Newfoundland

The author discusses writing a debut novel that talks about hard times and rough living in her home province.
Bedside Books

Why Murray Lightburn loves a book that casts Barack Obama & Joe Biden as a detective duo

The musician and lead vocalist of the indie Montreal rock band The Dears shares why he loved reading Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Sharon Butala believes the classic novel Madame Bovary is more relevant today than ever

Sharon Butala discusses how the 1856 masterpiece novel by Gustave Flaubert continues to hold meaning to today's women.

Full Episode: May 18, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Vivek Shraya, Gail Gallant Tyler Hellard and more.

Why Vivek Shraya wanted to explore her experience with online harassment with a comic book

The author of Death Threat speaks to Shelagh Rogers about the rise of hate on social media.

Gail Gallant grew up believing she was reborn — and wrote a memoir about it

Gallant talks to Shelagh Rogers about The Changeling, a memoir that recounts her personal experience as a changeling, a child born to replace another.

Susan Juby recommends 3 audiobooks she's recently loved

The columnist talks to Shelagh Rogers about listening to The Witch Elm by Tana French So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson and The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong.
Bedside Books

Why music star Wesli could relate to the book Haiti's New Dictatorship by Justin Podur

The Juno award-winning Haitian-born musician shares the nonfiction book he loved reading.

Tyler Hellard's Searching for Terry Punchout is an ode to hockey, small towns and facing your past

The author discusses his new book, which is a finalist for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award.
Like That? Love This

If you liked The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls you'll love this Canadian memoir by Cea Sunrise Person

The Next Chapter listener from Kamloops recommends fans of Jeannette Walls' classic memoir check out North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person.

Full Episode: May 11

Carl Honoré on Bolder, André Alexis takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire, Jason Proctor reviews Basic Black with Pearls by Helen Weinzweig and Candy Palmater shares 3 debut books to read.

Why Carl Honoré wants us to celebrate that aging is inevitable

The journalist discusses writing Bolder, a book about what it truly means to be seen as old.
Proust Questionnaire

André Alexis on what he values most, in art and friends

The Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Hunter Street Books owner Michelle Berry shares what titles are popular in Peterborough, Ont.

What books are popular in this independent bookstore?

Candy Palmater recommends 3 debut books that should go to the top of your reading list

The Next Chapter columnist Candy Palmater is always on the look out for new voices and perspectives.

Jason Proctor on the story behind the lost Canadian feminist classic Basic Black with Pearls

CBC reporter Jason Proctor talks about Helen Weinzweig, who started writing and publishing books in her 50s.

Jean Vanier, award-winning Canadian humanitarian, dead at 90

Vanier, whose work helped improve conditions for people with developmental disabilities around the world, spoke with Shelagh Rogers on CBC Radio in 2009.

Full episode: May 4

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.

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

The founder of the Carrot Rewards app has written a memoir called Misfit about finding strength in what made him different: being an immigrant, being gay and living with autism.