The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Jan. 23, 2021

This episode features C.L. Polk, Shari Lapena, Angela Misri and more.

C.L. Polk's fantasy novel The Midnight Bargain explores love and magic — and now it's on Canada Reads

Rosey Edeh is championing The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk on Canada Reads 2021.
Proust Questionnaire

Shari Lapena hated being a lawyer — but being a bestselling thriller writer suits her just fine

The internationally bestselling thriller writer takes our version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Angela Misri's The Detective and the Spy features a budding detective who's related to Sherlock Holmes

The Toronto writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about the latest book in her Portia Adams Adventures series.
Like This? Love That

Ryan B. Patrick says if you liked Luster by Raven Leilani, you'll love Reproduction by Ian Williams

The Next Chapter columnist and CBC Books producer finds a Canadian book for fans of Luster by Raven Leilani.

A.J. Devlin's mystery series stars a former pro wrestler who is now a detective

The B.C. author spoke with The Next Chapter about his latest "Hammerhead" Jed Mystery series novel.
Dog-Eared Reads

Trudy J. Morgan-Cole feels Dorothy L. Sayers' Gaudy Night is a must-read for classic mystery buffs

The St. John's writer talks about the book she loves to re-read.

Full episode: Jan. 16, 2021

Shelagh Rogers talks to Souvankham Thammavongsa, Ben Philippe, Angie Abdou and more.

Souvankham Thammavongsa shares her feelings about winning the Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Toronto writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about her short story collection How to Pronounce Knife, which won Canada's largest literary prize in 2020.

Ben Philippe's YA novel Charming as a Verb explores the complexities of being a Black teenager

The Haitian-born, Montreal-raised author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a romantic comedy featuring Black teenagers.

Hana Shafi's Small, Broke, and Kind of Dirty is an essay collection about the power of affirmation

The Toronto writer and artist talks about what inspired her to explore self-discovery and the power of creativity.

Angie Abdou recommends three books about the great outdoors

The author and columnist reviews The Adventure Gap by James Edward Mills, Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese and End of the Rope by Jan Redford.
Bedside Books

Afie Jurvanen was jolted out of his comfort zone after reading David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me

The Canadian musician professionally known as Bahamas shares the self-help book he's reading.

Full episode: Jan. 9, 2021

Shelagh Rogers talks to Jann Arden about her memoir, Cicely Belle Blain about her poetry collection and Walter Scott about his graphic novel.

Jann Arden reflects on growing older, getting sober and learning what she wants in life

The Canadian singer-songwriter spoke to Shelagh Rogers about her latest memoir, If I Knew Then.

Why Walter Scott created a humourous comic about art, anxiety and coming-of-age

The Kahnawá:ke-born artist spoke to Shelagh Rogers about his new graphic novel, Wendy, Master of Art.

Cicely Belle Blain explores Black identity and history through their powerful poetry

The poet and activist talked to Shelagh Rogers about her poetry collection, Burning Sugar.

Katłįà wrote her novel Land-Water-Sky / Ndè–Tı–Yat'a to inspire Indigenous youth

The Dene writer discusses the importance and power of Indigenous history, culture and sharing stories.
Dog-eared Reads

Why mystery writer Peter Robinson loves the James Bond books

The author of the Inspector Banks series shares why he loves re-reading the classic Ian Fleming novels.

Full episode: Jan. 2, 2021

This episode features Marlowe Granados, Njoki Wane, Victor Dwyer and more.

Marlowe Granados's novel Happy Hour is about naked ambition and being the life of the party

The Canadian author and filmmaker spoke with Shelagh Rogers about what inspired her debut novel.

Njoki Wane's memoir From My Mother's Back is a story of Black resilience and developing a strong sense of self

The Toronto-based academic and author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her debut memoir.

Lennie Goodings's A Bite of the Apple is a look at being a book editor and 3 famous writers she published

The Canadian and U.K.-based publisher of Virago Press talks about working with writers Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood and Sarah Waters.
Like This? Love That

If you liked The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, you'll love Things No One Else Can Teach Us by Humble the Poet

The Next Chapter columnist Victor Dwyer finds a Canadian counterpart to the international nonfiction book.
Bedside Books

Why Tenille Townes enjoyed reading Alicia Keys' bestselling musical memoir More Myself

The Alberta country music star talks about the book she's reading.