The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full Episode: April 10, 2021

This week's episode features Basil and Kevin Sylvester, Tanya Boteju, Angie Abdou and more.

Basil and Kevin Sylvester's middle-grade novel The Fabulous Zed Watson! is about tween fun and friendship

The parent and child team spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a book together that focuses on the adventures of a young non-binary character.

Tanya Boteju's YA novel Bruised explores the bold and beautiful world of roller derby

The B.C. author and educator spoke to The Next Chapter about writing a book with themes of love, identity and grief.

Angie Abdou's memoir This One Wild Life celebrates the power of parent-child bonding

The Canadian author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a personal story of a mother and daughter bonding over hiking.
Like This? Love That

Aparita Bhandari feels The Silence of Bones by June Hur is a must-read if you loved this Steph Cha novel

The Next Chapter columnist suggests fans of American author Steph Cha's bestseller Your House will Pay should read Canadian novel The Silence of Bones by June Hur.
Bedside Books

Magdelys Savigne of the Juno-nominated group OKAN is hooked on this historical crime novel by Sarah Waters

The Toronto-based musician talks about the book she's reading.

Full Episode: April 03, 2021

This week's episode features Amanda Leduc, Perdita Felicien, Joanna Goodman and more.
Proust Questionnaire

'My mom changed the trajectory of my life': Perdita Felicien's biggest hero is her own mother

The Olympian, broadcaster and author takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Amanda Leduc tackles themes of disability and dystopia with novel The Centaur's Wife

The Ontario author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about agency and accessibility in Canadian fiction.

Joanna Goodman explores love, passion and politics in novel The Forgotten Daughter

The Montreal author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her latest novel set in 1990s Quebec.

Randy Boyagoda looks at two Canadian authors and the books published by the country they emigrated from

The author, academic and columnist reviews The Dear Departed by Brian Moore and Medals and Prizes by John Metcalf.

Tyler Enfield's novel Like Rum-Drunk Angels is a genre mash-up of magic realism and spaghetti westerns

The Edmonton writer and photographer explains why he wrote his latest book.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Joanna Lilley is captivated by the poetry in Ordinary Hours by Karen Enns

The Whitehorse poet and author of Endlings talks about the book she loves to re-read.

Full episode: March 27, 2021

This week's episode features Ashley Audrain, Louise Penny, Bertrand Bickersteth and more.

Ashley Audrain explores the mother-daughter bond in the domestic thriller The Push

The Toronto author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing the bestselling novel.

Louise Penny's mystery novel, All the Devils Are Here, looks at the impact of family secrets and lies

The bestselling Canadian novelist spoke with Shelagh Rogers about the latest book in the Inspector Armand Gamache series.

Bertrand Bickersteth reviews three subversive books about exploration and location 

The poet and columnist reviews Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough, Paying the Land by Joe Sacco and A Journey for the Ages by Matthew A. Henson.

Brian Bradley's book Outrageous Misfits explores the life and legacy of Craig Russell and Lori Russell Eadie

The Toronto writer and biographer spoke with The Next Chapter about writing a book about the famous Canadian entertainer and actor.
Bedside Books

Acoustic roots singer Bella White got a boost of creativity after reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Calgary-raised artist talks about the book she loved reading.

Tony Hazzard at Cover to Cover Bookshelf shares the popular reads that are selling at his Winnipeg bookstore

Books by Julia Quinn and Robyn Carr are popular at this used bookstore in Manitoba.

Full episode: March 20, 2021

This week's episode features Rebecca Thomas, Mary Lawson, Evan Winter and Antanas Sileika.

Rebecca Thomas explores Mi'kmaw language in poetry collection I place you into the fire

The Halifax writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing poems that call for justice and empathy.

Evan Winter's The Rage of Dragons series is African-inspired fantasy rooted in the real world

The Ontario author speaks with The Next Chapter about writing a series of fantasy books, the latest being The Fires of Vengeance.

Mary Lawson's novel A Town Called Solace is a mystery about hope and redemption in Northern Ontario

The celebrated Ontario-raised, U.K.-based author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing her latest book.

Antanas Sileika looks back fondly at this book about the cultural history of nostalgia

The Next Chapter columnist reviews On Nostalgia by David Berry.