The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Feb. 15, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Samra Habib, Nazanine Hozar and more. 

Why Canada Reads author Samra Habib shared her story about being a queer Muslim woman

The journalist and photographer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her memoir We Have Always Been Here.

Why Nazanine Hozar's novel about an Iranian orphan is more relevant than ever

Aria is the story of a young orphan girl, growing up in the midst of the mounting dissent that preceded the Iranian revolution.

Martha Gellhorn was more than an ex-wife of Ernest Hemingway — Janet Somerville tells her story in a new book

The life of the American novelist and war journalist is explored in Yours for Probably Always.
Like That? Love This

Vish Khanna thinks fans of Dave Bidini's book on Gordon Lightfoot will love this book about 90s hip-hop

The Next Chapter columnist reviews Writing Gordon Lightfoot by Dave Bidini and Go Ahead in the Rain by Hanif Abdurraqib.
Bedside Books

Kalle Mattson thinks The Wire is the greatest TV show ever — and loves this book about it

The Ottawa singer-songwriter loved reading All the Pieces Matter by Jonathan Abrams.

Full episode: Feb. 8, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Eden Robinson, Bob McDonald, David Demchuk and more.

Why Canada Reads author Eden Robinson wrote a modern Trickster tale

Kaniehtiio Horn is defending Son of a Trickster on Canada Reads 2020. Eden Robinson spoke to Shelagh Rogers in 2017 about the novel.

Bob McDonald introduces young readers to the wonders of space with his new book

The host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks spoke with Shelagh Rogers about his latest book, An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space.

Why Lexxicon loves this book about how to make it in music

The Toronto-based musician is currently reading How To Make It in the New Music Business by Ari Herstand.
Dog-eared Reads

Why historian Ted Barris regularly re-reads his father's memoir

The military historian and writer loves re-reading the 1969 book The Pierce-Arrow Showroom Is Leaking.

David Demchuk recommends 3 great horror books

The Next Chapter columnist reviews The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons, The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay and We Shall Be Monsters by Derek Newman-Stille.
Dog-eared Reads

The 1988 novel that has a magical hold on Katherine Ashenburg

The journalist and novelist regularly re-reads The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald.

Full episode: Feb. 1, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Thomas King, Joanne Vannicola and Arlene Dickinson.

Actor Joanne Vannicola's story is one of trauma and triumph — and they share it all in a new memoir

All We Knew But Couldn't Say describes enduring physical and emotional abuse and how they moved on and shaped an identity with resilience and determination.

Why Thomas King wrote his first book of poetry to mark turning 77

The celebrated Indigenous author's 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin looks at life and the dangers of wasted time.

What the Alberta floods of 2013 taught Arlene Dickinson about resilience, resolve and recovery

The business leader and star of TV's Dragons's Den shares this story in her new book, Reinvention.
Dog-Eared Reads

Casey Plett will never stop recommending this 2004 novel by Miriam Toews

The 2019 Amazon Canada First Novel Award winner loves re-reading A Complicated Kindness.
Like That? Love This

Why Angie Abdou thinks fans of marathon legend Deena Kastor's memoir should check out Karl Subban's book

The Next Chapter columnist has found a Canadian match for this American bestselling book.
Bedside Books

Why Adrian Morris of Juno Award-nominated Neon Dreams is a fan of a memoir by Blink-182's Travis Barker

The Halifax drummer is currently reading Can I Say by Travis Barker with Gavin Edwards.

Full episode: Jan. 25, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Rachel Manley, Bob Joseph, Susan Juby and more.

Bob Joseph believes Indigenous reconciliation can be realized sooner rather than later

The author of the bestselling book 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act discusses dismantling the legal document once and for all.

Susan Juby recommends 3 audiobooks she's recently loved

The columnist recommends Bunny by Mona Awad, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb and Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink.

A Parisian bomb attack in 1982 is seared in Rhea Tregebov's memory — so she wrote a novel about it

Rue des Rosiers centres on a young Canadian woman swept up in the traumatic events surrounding a 1982 terrorist attack on a Jewish delicatessen in Paris.

What inspired Rachel Manley to write a 'coming to America' story about a middle-aged Jamaican woman

The Jamaican-raised, Toronto-based author of The Fellowship spoke with Shelagh Rogers about how life shapes her fiction.