The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers
Full episode: Jan. 14, 2019
Shelagh Rogers talks to Jennifer Robson, James FitzGerald, Roy Miki and more.
Jennifer Robson's new historical novel centres on Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown
The bestselling historical fiction writer shares stories she unearthed in researching the making of the dress for her novel The Gown.
Kerri Sakamoto believes Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear is 'essential reading' for creative people
The author of the novel The Floating City talks about why she loved reading Kyo Maclear's memoir.
Nick Bantock crafts a puzzle for readers in Dubious Documents
The bestselling author of the Griffin & Sabine series has created a book that contains 16 envelopes with clues for readers to decode.
James FitzGerald looks back on how his first love's early death shaped him and another man
His memoir Dreaming Sally is full of uncanny coincidences surrounding the life and two loves of Sally Wodehouse, who died at the age of 18.
Why Weaves' Jasmyn Burke recommends reading All About Love by bell hooks
'It's about finding love, not only within yourself, but in your community,' says the lead singer and a co-founder of the Toronto band Weaves.
Full episode: Jan. 7, 2019
Shelagh Rogers talks to Katherena Vermette, David A. Robertson, Andrea Dorfman and more.
Katherena Vermette on her favourite journey and idea of perfect happiness
The award-winning poet and novelist takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.
Andrea Dorfman fell in love with a plastic surgeon and learned to embrace her 'flaws' in the process
The filmmaker and writer talks about her autobiographical comic Flawed.
Why musician Alysha Brilla loved reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. singer-songwriter says the book blends science and Indigenous knowledge to describe the teachings of plants.
Like That? Love This
If you liked All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, read this award-winning Canadian novel
The Next Chapter listener Heather Touet reveals why Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers is the perfect Canadian counterpart to Cormac McCarthy's classic novel.
David A. Robertson wants you to read these 3 graphic novels
The novelist, comics writer and columnist for The Next Chapters recommends three graphic novels you should pick up right away.
Brian Francis tries to turn his ideas into cash with the help of 3 business books
The Next Chapter columnist takes a look at All In by Arlene Dickinson, Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau and Craft a Creative Business by Fiona Pullen.
Full episode: Dec. 31, 2018
The final episode of The Next Chapter for 2018 includes a selection of memorable author interviews from the past year.
How Heather O'Neill's father's offbeat advice shaped her as a writer
In April 2018, the Montreal author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about book Wisdom in Nonsense.
Why Michael Ondaatje thinks his latest book, Warlight, is more than a war novel
In spring 2018, the acclaimed author talked to Shelagh Rogers about his latest novel.
Why Randy Boyagoda isn't shy about the autobiographical elements of novel Original Prin
In this October 2018 interview, the author and columnist talked about why he wrote a novel that hit close to home.
Why Joshua Whitehead explores being Indigiqueer and two-spirit in his debut novel
In this June 2018 interview, author of Jonny Appleseed recounted what went into creating a triumphant Indigenous character.
Why journalist Katherine Ashenburg wanted to explore the nature of female friendships in her debut novel
In April of 2018, the author of Sofie & Cecilia talked about blurring the line between fiction and nonfiction.
Vivek Shraya chronicles the pain and beauty of growing up outside gender norms
In fall 2018, the author of I'm Afraid of Men discussed the lasting effects of toxic masculinity.
Why Tom Rachman wanted to explore the art world in his latest novel
In this April 2018 interview, the author of The Italian Teacher openly discusses longstanding myths about the arts.
Full episode: Dec. 24, 2018
Shelagh Rogers talks to Mark Critch, Carleigh Baker, Alan Doyle and more.
How living in St. John's prepared This Hour Has 22 Minutes star Mark Critch for comedy
The comedian and actor talks to Shelagh Rogers about his new memoir, Son of a Critch.
10 mystery books to read over the holidays from The Next Chapter's mystery book panel
The Next Chapter columnists J.D. Singh, P.K. Rangachari and Margaret Cannon reveal their mystery book picks.
Why Alan Doyle loved reading Two-Man Tent by Robert Chafe
The East Coast musician and author discusses why he enjoyed this 2016 short story collection.