The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Jan. 18, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Lorna Crozier, Alberto Manguel and more.

Alberto Manguel wrote a book about how his favourite literary characters inspire him

The author of Fabulous Monsters talks about why characters Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio have stayed with him through a lifetime of reading.

How Lorna Crozier's 'soul place' inspired her latest poetry collection

The celebrated poet and writer talks about The House the Spirit Builds with Shelagh Rogers.

The relationship between sisters can be complicated. That's why Andrea Gunraj wrote a whole novel about it

The Lost Sister is about two sisters, Alisha and Diana, whose lives are steeped in tragedy when one goes missing and is found murdered. 
Like This? Love That

If you liked Nicole Dennis-Benn's Patsy, you'll enjoy Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

The Next Chapter columnist Donna Bailey Nurse finds a Canadian counterpart to the international novel.

Strong Nations Books' Terri Mack on the Indigenous books that are popular in her store

The Nanaimo, B.C.-based bookstore and publishing house specializes in Indigenous literature and art.

Bryton Udy of Leaving Thomas wanted to restructure his life goals based on this self-help book

The member of the Calgary country duo is currently reading Principles By Ray Dalio.

Rush drummer Neil Peart wrote books about his travels as a musician

The late drummer was also an author of several nonfiction books, including the 2014 memoir-travelogue Far and Near. He spoke to Shelagh Rogers in 2015.

Full episode: Jan. 11, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Paul Seesequasis, Carla Funk, Joseph A. Dandurand and more.

Why Paul Seesequasis wanted to reclaim everyday Indigeneity through archival images

The Willow Cree writer, cultural activist and journalist is the author of Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun, a collection of archival photos and the stories behind them.

Why Joseph Dandurand wanted to tell his story of survival through poetry

The Kwantlen writer is the author of the poetry collection SH:LAM (The Doctor).
Bedside Books

Even as an adult, Irish Mythen still re-reads this classic YA novel

The Charlottetown folk singer-songwriter loves reading The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.

Why Carla Funk finally wrote about her small-town Canadian upbringing

The poet wrote a memoir about growing up in Vanderhoof, B.C., called Every Little Scrap and Wonder.

Why Antanas Sileika was fascinated reading this memoir of a Canadian cave diving superstar

The Next Chapter columnist reviews Into the Planet by Jill Heinerth.

Full episode: Jan. 4, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Malcolm Gladwell, Sally Armstrong, Taslim Burkowicz and more.

Why Malcolm Gladwell believes humans are terrible at detecting lies — and why we all need to get better at it

The bestselling author's latest book, Talking to Strangers, explores why society should commit to better understanding each other.
Proust Questionnaire

Why 2019 CBC Massey Lecturer Sally Armstrong is drawn to incredible women in literature and real-life

The Montreal-born journalist and human rights activist takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Aparita Bhandari recommends three books centred on migration and the idea of home

The Next Chapter columnist reviews Translated from the Gibberish by Anosh Irani, Night of Power by Anar Ali and A Delhi Obsession by M.G. Vassanji.
Dog-Eared Reads

Dave Hill loves this 'hilarious and brilliant' essay collection by Adam Resnick

The comedian, radio host and author shares why he loves the 2014 book Will Not Attend.
In Tune

Treasa Levasseur revisits Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's Islands of Decolonial Love

The Next Chapter columnist looks at the 2013 album and book by the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg activist, musician and author.

How Taslim Burkowicz's experiences with colourism inspired her novel The Desirable Sister

The B.C-based author of Indo-Canadian heritage spoke with Shelagh Rogers about a society obsessed with skin colour and hierarchy.

Full episode: Dec. 28, 2019

In this episode, we revisit conversations with Shelagh Rogers from The Next Chapter in 2019 that deserve a second look.

When Wayne Grady discovered his family's secret past, it changed who he was and how he wrote

In the novel, Up From Freedom, the award-winning writer uncovers his family’s history during slavery in the South.

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

The Changeling is a memoir that recounts her personal experience as a child born to replace another.

Why Lisa Charleyboy wrote a book to empower young Indigenous women

Lisa Charleyboy is the co-editor of the anthology #NotYourPrincess, which collects poetry, essays, interviews and art by Indigenous women from across North America.