The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Dec. 10, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Jay Baruchel, Monique Gray Smith, Bobby Orr and more.
Holiday Gift Guide

7 great book recommendations for young readers

Michele Landsberg and Ken Setterington share their favourite children's literature, from YA to middle-grade reads and picture books.

How a road trip inspired Monique Gray Smith's latest novel

The Cree, Lakota & Scottish writer discusses her novel Tilly and The Crazy Eights.

A new book looks at why Bobby Orr was one of the true hockey greats

In this archival interview, the hockey legend talks to Shelagh Rogers about his life and career.

Jay Baruchel reveals a few of his favourite things and biggest regrets in the Proust questionnaire

The Montreal-raised actor and director is the author of the memoir Born Into It.
Dog-Eared Reads

Barbara Reid on her ongoing love for The Chronicles of Narnia

The children's author and illustrator on why she re-reads the classic fantasy series by C. S. Lewis.

Ben Sures on being entrusted to write a picture book involving residential schools

The musician talks about what inspired his children's book The Boy Who Walked Backwards.

Stephen Brunt on the three sports books you should read now

The Canadian sports journalist looks at some sports-related literature everyone needs to know about.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Atticus the poet loves F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

The popular and anonymous poet shares the book he loves to re-read.

Full episode: Dec. 3, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Waubgeshig Rice, Anna Porter, Jen Sookfong Lee and more.

Why writing a post-apocalyptic novel felt more fact than fiction for Waubgeshig Rice

The CBC host and author discusses writing his latest novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow.

Jen Sookfong Lee on how the Can't Lit podcast offers a fresh perspective on diversity in literature

Jen Sookfong Lee talks to Shelagh Rogers about her monthly podcast on the Canadian literature scene.

How Lauren B. Davis explores addiction with novel The Grimoire of Kensington Market

The Montreal-born writer discusses how she tackled real-life themes via fairy tales to shape her latest book.

Why publisher and writer Anna Porter fell in love with Canada and its literature

Ann Porter discusses writing her memoir, In Other Words: How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time.

Why Ryan Playground adores Jillian Tamaki's comic SuperMutant Magic Academy

The Montreal musician recently read the graphic novel by the award-winning author and illustrator.

If you liked Robert Olmstead's Savage Country, you'll love...

The Next Chapter listener Brent van Staalduinen compares Robert Olmstead's Savage Country to Kevin Hardcastle's short story collection Debris.

Why thriller writer Iain Reid thinks our future looks scary

The author talks to Shelagh Rogers about his latest book being turned into a film.

With this advent calendar, you get a short story a day instead of chocolate

Journalist and author Michael Hingston discusses why he makes the Short Story Advent Calendar every year.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Uzma Jalaluddin believes Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice never goes out of style

The author of Ayesha at Last shares why she likes rereading the classic book.

In Midnight Light, Dave Bidini recounts his experience being a beat reporter in the Northwest Territories

The author and musician talks to Shelagh Rogers about his love for newspaper journalism.

Why Alix Hawley's My Name is a Knife looks at Rebecca Boone, wife of Daniel

The fiction writer speaks to Shelagh Rogers about her latest historical fiction novel.

Sandra Gulland on why The Game of Hope looks at the life of Napoleon's stepdaughter

The author discusses her new young adult novel, The Game of Hope.

If you liked Tahmima Anam's A Golden Age, you'll love Arif Anwar's The Storm

The Next Chapter columnist Aparita Bhandari selects a Canadian counterpart to Tahmima Anam's award-winning novel.

Full episode: Nov. 26, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Dave Bidini, Alix Hawley, Uzma Jalaluddin, Iain Reid and more.

Treasa Levasseur on Guy Vanderhaeghe's novel Man Descending and a rock music album of the same name

The Next Chapter columnist takes a look at albums inspired by books and explores the connections between literature and music.