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Full episode: Nov. 16, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Sean Michaels, Dave Hill, Karen McBride and more.

American comedian Dave Hill has Canadian roots — so he toured the country to learn about them

The Cleveland comedian and musician wrote a book about his adventures called Parking the Moose.

Why Karen McBride's debut novel Crow Winter is rooted in the real and the magical worlds

The Algonquin Anishinaabe writer from the Timiskaming First Nation spoke with Shelagh Rogers about how her grief shaped her Crow Winter.

Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author Sean Michaels plays with luck in sophomore novel The Wagers

The Montreal author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about how he wrote the follow-up to his novel Us Conductors.

Shelf Life Books' JoAnn McCaig reveals what books are popular in her Calgary store

The popular independent bookstore is based in Calgary’s Beltline District.

Randy Lundy recommends three books about nature

The Next Chapter columnist reviews Hunger Mountain by David Hinton, Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra by Elena Johnson and Dissolve by Sherwin Bitsui.
Bedside Book

How The Beaches' Jordan Miller found escape in this 1980s fantasy novel

The singer and guitarist loved reading Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner.

Full episode: Nov. 9, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Megan Gail Coles, Ted Barris, Agnes Walsh and more.

Why Megan Gail Coles set her Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated novel on Valentine's Day in Newfoundland

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club features a complicated cast of characters at a trendy St. John's restaurant who contend with issues brought on by addiction, trauma and betrayal.
Proust Questionnaire

Military historian Ted Barris takes our Proust questionnaire in honour of Remembrance Day

Barris has written 20 books, including the bestsellers Juno and Dam Busters, and half of them have focused on Canadian men and women in wartime.

Why Agnes Walsh's first poetry collection in over a decade is a love letter to her mother

The Newfoundland poet spoke with Shelagh Rogers about why she wanted to honour the life of her mother through verse.
Bedside Books

Why singer-songwriter Kae Sun is a fan of this fictional account about the life and death of Bob Marley

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter shares why he's a fan of A Brief History of Seven Killings by Jamaican author Marlon James.

Why fans of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari should check out this Canadian nonfiction book

The Next Chapter columnist Victor Dwyer says you should read Memory, edited by Philippe Tortell, Mark Turin and Margot Young.

Full episode: Nov. 2, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Linden MacIntyre, Sharon Butala, Maria Campbell and more.

Why Linden MacIntyre wrote about a 1920s natural disaster in Newfoundland that changed the region forever

The author and journalist spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing nonfiction book The Wake.

Why Sharon Butala returned to short stories to write about women in the twilight of their lives

Season of Fury and Wonder is on the shortlist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

What reading and storytelling means to Maria Campbell

The celebrated Métis elder and author on the important role books and storytelling played in her life.
Bedside Books

How Steve Rigby of Nunavut band The Jerry Cans felt connected to this YA novel set in the Arctic

The percussionist's latest bedside book is Those Who Dwell Below by Aviaq Johnston.

Full episode: Oct. 26, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Ian Williams, Catherine Gildiner, Jordan Tannahill and more.

How the nature of family inspired Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Ian Williams' debut novel

Reproduction is a love story that follows the connected lives of Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family. 

Catherine Gildiner writes about her most memorable therapy patients in Good Morning, Monster

In Good Morning, Monster, she focuses on five patients who overcame their personal trauma.

Dan MacDonald of The Bookmark shares what's selling at his Charlottetown store

The Bookmark is an independent bookstore in Atlantic Canada with locations in Halifax and Charlottetown.

Jordan Tannahill reviews Philip Roth's The Plot Against America in light of Margaret Atwood's The Testaments

The playwright and columnist explains why Roth's 2004 novel could be compared to Margaret Atwood's latest novel.
Bedside Books

Why Jill Barber recommends reading buzzy book Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

The Halifax singer-songwriter talks about the book she's currently reading.

Full episode: Oct. 19, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Christy Ann Conlin, David Bezmozgis and more.