The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Oct. 31, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers has conversations with Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Dennis Bock and Vish Khanna.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia subverts genre expectations with the spooky suspense of her novel Mexican Gothic

The Mexican Canadian author spoke to Shelagh Rogers about the themes of class, gender and genre in her latest novel.

Dennis Bock's novel The Good German is a fictionalized account of the death of Adolf Hitler

The Toronto author spoke to Shelagh Rogers about writing a fictionalized account of Georg Elser, a man who attempted to assassinate the German leader of the Nazi Party in 1939.

Joseph Kertes's novel Last Impressions is an ode to his father and his immigrant experience

The Toronto writer, who escaped from Hungary with his family to Canada after the revolution of 1956, talks about writing a novel about his father's lived experiences.

Achilles Gentle of shares the Indigenous books that are popular in his online store

The family-owned store specializes in Indigenous education and books by Indigenous authors.
Like This? Love That

If you liked Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein, you'll love The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole

The Next Chapter columnist finds a Canadian counterpart to the international nonfiction book.
Dog-Eared Reads

Samantha Bailey believes classic YA novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret was a lifesaver growing up

The Toronto editor and novelist talks about the book she loves to re-read.

Rachel Beck revels in the earthy energy of bestselling novel Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The P.E.I. singer-songwriter talks about the book she's currently reading.

Full episode: Oct. 24, 2020

The latest episode of The Next Chapter features Sheena Kamal, Shaena Lambert, Dr. Andrew Furey, Candy Palmater and Roz Nay.

Sheena Kamal writes fiction so she and others can feel seen

The Vancouver thriller and YA writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her passion for writing and representation.

Shaena Lambert wrote a novel about Petra Kelly, who was the face of the 1980s peace and ecology movement

The Vancouver writer is the author of Petra, a historical novel about the life of the late West German pacifist and politician Petra Kelly.

Candy Palmater recommends 3 great horror books to send chills up your spine

The comedian and media personality reviews We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, Your Life is Mine by Nathan Ripley and Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay.

Real-life secrets and lies spurred Roz Nay to write the psychological thriller Hurry Home

The B.C.-based thriller writer is the author of novel Hurry Home.
Proust Questionnaire

Newfoundland & Labrador premier Andrew Furey — who just wrote his first book — aims to live more in the moment

The orthopedic surgeon, politician and current premier of Newfoundland and Labrador took our version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Full episode: Oct. 17, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks to Catherine Hernandez, Dane Swan, Charles C. Smith and Mark Critch.

Catherine Hernandez's latest book is dystopian fiction that feels frighteningly real

The Toronto author wrote Crosshairs, a fictional near-future novel featuring themes of oppression, violence and hope — and a queer Black performer named Kay.

This anthology of diverse Canadian literary voices is an important read in 2020

Editor Dane Swan and contributor Charles C. Smith talk to Shelagh Rogers about the anthology Changing the Face of Canadian Literature.

Mark Critch recommends 3 great books about Newfoundland

The Next Chapter columnist and comedian reviews Sweetland by Michael Crummey, The Wake by Linden MacIntyre and Death on the Ice by Cassie Brown.
Bedside Books

Leanne Dunic felt doubly connected to the 2018 book Vanishing Twins by Leah Dieterich

The composer and multi-disciplinary artist talks about the book she's currently reading.

Full episode: Oct. 10, 2020

This episode of The Next Chapter features David A. Robertson, Genevieve Graham, Mary Berg, David Bergen and more.

How David A. Robertson's father helped him reconnect with his Indigenous identity and culture

The Winnipeg author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing his memoir, Black Water.
Proust Questionnaire

David Bergen believes that home is an emotional place, not a physical one

In this 2014 interview, the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist took The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Paul Seesequasis loves reading Maria Campbell's essential memoir Halfbreed

The writer and journalist shares why he re-reads Halfbreed by Maria Campbell.

Beatrice MacNeil's The Girl He Left Behind is a story of heartbreak and betrayal set in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotian writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing her latest novel.

Genevieve Graham's The Forgotten Home Child is based on the sad legacy of the British Home Children

The Nova Scotia-based author spoke with The Next Chapter about writing a novel based on the ill-fated child emigration program.