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The Next Chapter for April 1, 2023
Wayne Grady discusses Pandexicon: How the Language of the Pandemic Defined Our New Cultural Reality, Hilary Peach talks about her memoir Thick Skin: Field Notes from a Sister in the Brotherhood, about working as a welder, and columnist Antanas Sileika on a book that confirmed his lifelong love of mushrooms.
How did the pandemic change our language? A new book looks at exactly that
Wayne Grady talks to Shelagh Rogers about his book Pandexicon: How the Language of the Pandemic Defined Our New Cultural Reality.
Rollie Pemberton loves this 'inspirational, ecstatic' book about the history of American dance music
The Edmonton rapper and author shares why he finds Tim Lawrence's Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979 so inspirational.
Antanas Sileika loves this book about hunting for mushrooms
The Next Chapter columnist Antanas Sileika reviews Mushrooming: The Joy of the Quiet Hunt by Diane Borsato.
Jill Barber loves the novel Astra by Cedar Bowers — find out why
The Vancouver singer-songwriter shares a favorite recent read with The Next Chapter.
Hilary Peach reflects on being one of the only female welders and boilermakers
Hilary Peach discusses her memoir Thick Skin: Field Notes from a Sister in the Brotherhood.
The Next Chapter for March 25, 2023
Louise Penny discusses A World of Curiosities, the latest in the Inspector Armand Gamache series, C.S. Richardson takes the Proust questionnaire and columnists Vish Khanna and Treasa Levasseur recommend books on music and self development.
Louise Penny's A World of Curiosities reveals Chief Inspector Armand Gamache's origins
Louise Penny spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her latest in the Armand Gamache mystery series.
Love self-improvement? Treasa Levasseur has 3 audiobook recommendations for you
The Next Chapter columnist suggests checking out Be a Triangle by Lilly Singh, Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home by Toko-pa Turner and The Lightmaker's Manifesto by Karen Walrond.
Like The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan? Then check out this Canadian book...
The Next Chapter columnist Vish Khanna says fans of on The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan will enjoy Wired For Music by Adriana Barton.
Book cover designer and author C.S. Richardson values 'wisdom, loyalty and empathy' above all
The author of the novel All the Colour in the World takes The Next Chapter's Proust questionnaire.
The Next Chapter for March 18, 2023
Sylvia Hamilton talks to Shelagh Rogers about the inspirations behind her book of poetry Tender; Ron Sexsmith reveals why he's reading Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt and The Next Chapter columnist Brian Francis recommends his top books on recycling.
Sylvia Hamilton's latest poetry collection Tender imagines the overlooked lives of Black Nova Scotians
The Nova Scotia filmmaker, poet and artist spoke to The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers about writing poetry that reflects land and legacy.
Ron Sexsmith is re-reading the 'inspiring' biography Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt.
The singer-songwriter says John G. Neihardt's book is full of wisdom.
Brian Francis recommends 3 books about re-purposing and reducing your garbage
The Next Chapter columnist recommends Don't Be Trashy by Tara Mckenna, Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash by Shia Su and Don't Throw It Away by Vivian Abell.
Jane Cawthorne's novel Patterson House is the 'Canadian, feminist, literary version' of Downton Abbey
The Victoria-based writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about her debut novel Patterson House.
The Next Chapter for March 11, 2023
Shelagh Rogers talks to Amy Stuart about A Death at the Party; Whitehorse's Melissa McClelland on why she's reading The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin; and Ryan B. Patrick interviews Catherine Hernandez about her latest novel, The Story of Us.
Catherine Hernandez wrote a story about chosen family from the perspective of a newborn baby
Catherine Hernandez spoke to The Next Chapter's Ryan B. Patrick about writing The Story of Us.
Kate Beaton wrote a comic about her two years in the oil sands — now it's on Canada Reads
The Nova Scotian comics creator speaks with Shelagh Rogers about her graphic memoir, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands.
Raeann Brown shares what inspired her children's book Bedtime in Nunatsiavut
The Inuk author, artist and mother told The Next Chapter why she wrote a book inspired by her childhood.
Melissa McClelland from the band Whitehorse on the book she's reading right now
The musician shares why she's loving The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Amy Stuart's latest thriller is about a party that goes very, very, very wrong
The thriller writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about her latest, A Death at the Party.
The Next Chapter for March 4, 2023
Shelagh Rogers talks to Bridget Canning about her short story collection, No One Knows About Us, Antanas Silkeika, takes our Proust questionnaire and Ryan B. Patrick interviews Michael Christie about his 2023 Canada Reads contender, Greenwood.
Michael Christie's Greenwood is about our connection to nature and to each other — now it's on Canada Reads
Ryan B. Patrick speaks to the Victoria writer about his novel Greenwood. Greenwood will be championed by actor Keegan Connor Tracy on Canada Reads.
Q & A
Michelle Poirier Brown's You Might Be Sorry You Read This is an unflinching account of the writer's life
The Cree Métis writer spoke to Shelagh Rogers about writing her debut poetry collection.