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Michelle Good invites conversation not confrontation on Indigenous issues in her new book Truth Telling

The Canada Reads winner and Cree author shares seven personal essays in her latest book, Truth Telling.

Shelagh Rogers saying goodbye to CBC after 'thrilling' 43-year broadcast career

The celebrated Canadian broadcast journalist ends a long career at CBC Radio. Her final episode as host of The Next Chapter will air on June 24, 2023.

The Next Chapter for June 3, 2023

Michelle Good on her essay collection Truth Telling: Seven Conversations about Indigenous Life in Canada, Holly Hogan on her book Message in a Bottle: Ocean Dispatches from a Seabird Biologist, and more.

Amplifying Indigenous voices this June through the Indigenous Voices Awards

Co-chair of the Indigenous Voices Awards Deanna Reder talks about the new anthology Carving Space, which brings together selected work by finalists from the past five years.

Newfoundland author and seabird biologist talks about the dangers of plastic waste

Holly Hogan's new book Message in a Bottle details her 2016 expedition to Northern Labrador and the scary effect plastic waste is having on Canadian environments and wildlife.

"I understood what it was like to be held hostage," Mellissa Fung on her new book

Canadian journalist Mellissa Fung talks about her new book Between Good and Evil: The Stolen Girls of Boko Haram, and how her own experience of being held captive in Afghanistan helped her understanding of the kidnapped girls' trauma.

The Next Chapter for May 27, 2023

Shelagh Rogers interviews Tegan and Sara on their graphic novel Junior High, Amanda Lewis on her memoir Tracking Giants Tiny Triumphs and Misadventures in the Forest and Sandra Laronde recommends a Canadian book for fans of J.D Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye.

Tegan and Sara explore coming of age and coming out in their new book Junior High

Junior High, co-written by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin and illustrated by Tillie Walden, reimagines Tegan and Sara's adolescence as a middle-grade graphic novel

Amanda Lewis went on a quest to find the world's biggest trees — and wrote about what she found

The B.C. writer and editor spoke to Shelagh Rogers about her memoir Tracking Giants.

Love J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye? Here's a Canadian counterpart

Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe YA author Sandra Laronde recommends Canadian author Maria Campbell's memoir Halfbreed for fans of the classic novel The Catcher in the Rye.

"The land had to have a voice," Métis author Michelle Porter discusses her debut novel

The poet and storyteller spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her novel A Grandmother Begins the Story on The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter for May 20, 2023

Shelagh Rogers interviews Michelle Porter on her debut novel A Grandmother Begins the Story, Eliza Robertson discusses her true-crime book I Got a Name: the Murder of Krystal Senyk, and David Demchuck recommends three books for spring.

Krystal Senyk was killed 30 years ago — and the man who did it disappeared. A new book asks how this happened

The Montreal fiction writer talks to Ryan B. Patrick about I Got a Name: The Murder of Krystal Senyk, which she wrote, and collaborated on with former journalist Myles Dolphin.

Need a new book for spring? David Demchuk has 3 surprising picks for you

The horror writer recommends The Marigold by Andrew F. Sullivan, White Cat, Black Dog by Kelly Link and Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin.

Amos the Kid connects with the 'grief and the lonely winter' in the novella Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

The Winnipeg musician shares why he connects with this classic title, which was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The Next Chapter for May 13, 2023

Shelagh Rogers interviews Daniel Kalla about his thriller Fit to Die and Jason Guriel about his nonfiction work On Browsing while columnist Victor Dwyer and Heather Greenwood David recommend great books.

Daniel Kalla talks about the deadly dangers of diet pills in his new thriller Fit to Die

The emergency room physician and author spoke with The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers about the illicit diet pill he centred his newest novel around.

Wine writer Natalie MacLean shares how she came back from divorce, defamation and drinking too much

The food and wine expert shares her story in the memoir Wine Witch on Fire.

Love reading about people on the go? Here are 3 great books to check out

The Next Chapter columnist Heather Greenwood Davis recommends travel lovers read People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry, Honor by Thrity Umrigar and They Said This Would Be Fun, Race, Campus Life and Growing Up by Eternity Martis.

Why online shopping will never replace the joy of browsing physical bookstores

Jason Guriel talks about his book, On Browsing, and why he prefers shopping in physical record stores and bookstores.

If you loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, here's a Canadian book for you

The Next Chapter columnist Victor Dwyer says if you liked Taylor Jenkins Reid's old Hollywood mystery novel, you’ll love the Canadian novel Every Little Piece of Me by Amy Jones.

The Next Chapter for May 6, 2023

Shelagh Rogers interviews Peter McCambridge and Katherine Hastings about their translation, Tatouine, Randy Lundy reviews two poetry collections, and Aparita Bhandari's recommends Spring reads, and more.

'It's all about the voice:' Translators of novel Tatouine on what it takes to make a translation special

The Ottawa Public Library hosted a virtual event where Shelagh Rogers spoke with Katherine Hastings and Peter McCambridge about translating Tatouine by Quebecois author Jean-Christophe Réhel.

Looking for a new genre to read this spring? Columnist Aparita Bhandari has 3 suggestions

The Next Chapter columnist recommends the romance novel The Comeback by Lilly Chu, the historical novel A History of Burning by Janika Oza and the thriller The Eden Test by Adam Sternbergh.

Canadian writers Sidura Ludwig and Kyo Maclear recommend their all-time favourite novels

Find out why the middle-grade novel Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume and the The Years by Annie Ernaux are classics.