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The Next Chapter for Jan. 28, 2023

Dr. Jillian Horton discusses her memoir, We Are All Perfectly Fine, John Irving takes our Proust questionnaire and Orm Mitchell talks about the 75th anniversary of Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell.

W.O. Mitchell's son Orm reflects on 75 years of the Canadian classic Who Has Seen the Wind

W.O. Mitchell was born in 1914 in Weyburn, Sask., and those Prairie roots are at the heart of his best-known book, Who Has Seen the Wind. An illustrated edition issue was published in fall 2022 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the classic novel.

How working in international health inspired Paul Sunga's novel Because of Nothing At All

The author, international health consultant and medical sciences teacher discusses his most recent novel.

Marlowe Granados recommends 2 books that reflect on finding fame young and its aftermath

The Next Chapter columnist says fans of Run Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley should read Aesthetica by Allie Rowbottom.

John Irving takes the Proust Questionnaire

The iconic author (who is now a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S.) shares his favourite writers, why he lies, his greatest extravagance and more.

The Next Chapter for Jan. 21, 2023

Shelagh Rogers talks to Jody Wilson Raybould about her new book and to Nicholas Herring about his award-winning novel, Ryan B. Patrick talks to Kai Thomas and Jowita Bydlowska discusses her novel Possessed.

Jody Wilson-Raybould's new book is about taking action toward reconciliation

The writer, lawyer and former politician spoke to Shelagh Rogers about her new book, True Reconciliation.

Kai Thomas's novel In the Upper Country is a fresh take on Black Canadian history & the Underground Railroad

Kai Thomas spoke to The Next Chapter columnist and CBC Books producer Ryan B. Patrick about writing his debut novel.

Nicholas Herring tackles mortality, friendship, addiction and forgiveness in novel Some Hellish

Shelagh Rogers interviews the P.E.I lobster fisher writer about his debut novel, which won the Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

Jowita Bydlowska mixes sexual obsession and the supernatural to tell a story of unrequited love

The author of the memoir Drunk Mom talks about her new book, the novel Possessed.
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The Next Chapter for Jan. 14, 2023

This week on The Next Chapter, Jen Sookfong Lee discusses her memoir Superfan, Monica Heisey talks about her debut novel Really Good, Actually, and columnist Victor Dwyer shares a Canadian novel that's a match for American bestseller Solito by Javier Zamora.

Going through a break up? Read Monica Heisey's Really Good, Actually

Monica Heisey spoke to Shelagh Rogers about the life events that led to her hilarious debut novel, Really Good, Actually.

Jen Sookfong Lee explores the powerful impact of popular culture in memoir Superfan

The Vancouver-born writer and broadcast personality spoke with Shelagh Rogers about how pop culture shaped her connections with family, identity and grief.

If you loved Solito by Javier Zamora, you should read the Canadian novel Hotline by Dimitri Nasrallah

The Next Chapter columnist Victor Dwyer says if you liked Javier Zamora's bestselling memoir Solito, you'll love the Canadian novel Hotline by Dimitri Nasrallah.

The Next Chapter for Jan. 7, 2023

This week on The Next Chapter: Suzette Mayr on her Giller Prize winning novel The Sleeping Black Porter, Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson on The Valley of the Birdtail and columnist Shakura S'Aida recommends 2 great Canadian books.

2 neighbouring schools were given unequal funding. The difference? One was on reserve

Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson's book, Valley of the Birdtail, chronicles the trials and triumphs of two neighbouring communities in Western Manitoba.

Suzette Mayr explores Black queerness & joy in The Sleeping Car Porter — and won the Giller Prize for it

Suzette Mayr spoke to The Next Chapter columnist Ryan B. Patrick about what inspired her to write The Sleeping Car Porter.

2 great Canadian books to read if you love complex family stories

Singer, actor and The Next Chapter columnist Shakura S'Aida reveals why she thinks fans of Chelene Knight's Junie will love Moments of Glad Grace by Alison Wearing.

The Next Chapter for Dec. 31, 2022

This week on The Next Chapter: Lisa Moore on talks about novel This is How We Love; Ralph Benmergui talks about memoir I Thought He Was Dead; Elisabeth de Mariaffi reviews her top three thrillers; and David Myles talks about the book he's reading.

Lisa Moore's novel This is How We Love explores a St. John's family in crisis during one fateful snowstorm

The prolific St. John's author spoke to Shelagh Rogers on location in Newfoundland about how parts of her life found their way into her latest novel.

One fateful morning changed Ralph Benmergui's outlook on comedy, family and mortality

Radio and TV personality Ralph Benmergui spoke with Shelagh Rogers about looking back on his life in the memoir, I Thought He Was Dead.

Elisabeth de Mariaffi reveals three bestselling thriller novels to check out right now

The Canadian novelist and columnist reviews three bestselling books: All That's Left Unsaid by Tracey Lien, How a Woman Becomes a Lake by Marjorie Celona and We Spread by Iain Reid.

David Myles is a superfan of poetry collection Felicity by Mary Oliver

The Fredericton-born musician and songwriter reveals the book he's reading at the moment.

The Next Chapter for Dec. 24, 2022

This week on The Next Chapter: Whit Fraser talks about his first novel, Cold Edge of Heaven; Lillian Allen reflects on poetry collection Make the World New; Susan Juby dishes on novel Mindful of Murder; Jowita Bydlowska shares the book she re-reads; and Andrew Oliver of Canadian band Wild Rivers reveals the book he's currently loving.

Whit Fraser's novel Cold Edge of Heaven explores the human cost of Arctic land claims

The Canadian journalist, broadcaster, author and current viceregal consort of Canada spoke to Shelagh Rogers on writing about life and work in Canada's North.