The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Sept. 21, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Lynn Coady, Michael Crummey, Michelle Sylliboy and more.

With novel The Innocents, Michael Crummey explores strength, spirit and survival in 18th century Newfoundland

The Innocents is a tale about a brother and sister who live in isolation in a Newfoundland cove during in the 18th century.

Michelle Sylliboy reclaims Indigenous culture and identity with her book Kiskajeyi — I Am Ready

The Mi'kmaw interdisciplinary artist and poet uses images and hieroglyphic poetry to explore her culture and history.

Lynn Coady muses about love, loss and long-term care with novel Watching You Without Me

The Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author talks how her own family inspired her latest novel.

Why Patrick DeWitt is a fan of the 1943 novel Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

The author of The Sisters Brothers and French Exit talks about why he loves the classic novel.
Bedside Books

How a book about finding your personal best inspired country music star Lindsay Ell

The Calgary-raised musician talks about why she loved reading the self-help book You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero.

Graeme Gibson, Canadian novelist and conservationist, dead at 85

Gibson published four novels and was an ardent environmentalist. He was the partner of Margaret Atwood. He spoke with Shelagh Rogers in 2011.

Full episode: Sept. 14, 2019

In the season premiere of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Cherie Dimaline, Brian Francis, Lisa Gabriele and more.

The Marrow Thieves author Cherie Dimaline is back with a novel for adults inspired by a Métis legend

Empire of Wild adapts the Indigenous tale of the werewolf-like Rougarou using themes of sex, identity and religion.

How Brian Francis captured the awkwardness of adolescence in his first YA book

The author and The Next Chapter columnist talks about writing Break in Case of Emergency.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Farah Heron adores Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

The Toronto-based author of The Chai Factor shares the book she returns to, time and time again.

Lisa Gabriele recommends 3 novels that explore female friendships

The author of The Winters reviews Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud and How Could She by Lauren Mechling.
Bedside Books

After a traumatic brain injury, Juno Award-winning musician Kiesza is on the mend with the help of this book

The singer and multi-instrumentalist shares why she loved reading The Genie in Your Genes by Dawson Church. 

Full episode: Sept. 7, 2019

In the season premiere of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Margaret Atwood, Jesse Thistle and more.

Margaret Atwood talks to CBC's Shelagh Rogers about The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments

The celebrated author discusses the new book and the cultural significance of The Handmaid's Tale, 35 years after its release.

Jesse Thistle's book about overcoming homelessness, addiction and trauma aims to give hope to others

The Indigenous author and academic speaks with The Next Chapter about the painful process of writing a personal memoir.
Like That? Love This

Why if you liked Tayari Jones's An American Marriage, you'll enjoy Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page

The Next Chapter columnist Donna Bailey Nurse finds a Canadian counterpart to Tayari Jones' An American Marriage.
Bedside Books

Why Hannah Georgas got inspired reading self-help book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The singer-songwriter and recording artist on the book she loved reading.

Full episode: Sept. 2, 2019

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Kim Thúy, Ann Hui and more.

In Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen, Kim Thúy explores connections between food, family and life

The award-winning writer speaks to Shelagh Rogers about her new cookbook.
Bedside Books

Why Paul Murphy from Wintersleep loved reading The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson

When Wintersleep isn't touring across Canada, Murphy is an avid reader. Find out why he enjoyed this Denis Johnson short story collection.

Why Ann Hui documented the history of Chinese restaurant owners in small-town Canada

Choy Suey Nation looks at the solutions of Chinese Canadian restaurateurs and the unique cuisine that has helped shape our country.

The Cookbook Company's Gail Norton recommends 2 titles Calgary foodies have been craving

The Calgary cookbook store owner suggests aspiring foodies check out a book about Alberta cuisine and a book about knives.

How Joe Beef owners Frédéric Morin and David McMillan plan to survive the apocalypse

The co-owners of the Montreal culinary institution Joe Beef have released a new book, co-authored with Meredith Erickson.

Full episode: Aug 31, 2019

Shelagh Rogers talks to Lee Maracle and Shannon Webb-Campbell, Adam Sol, Doyali Islam and Ausma Zehanat Khan.