The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: July 4, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Margaret Atwood, Jesse Thistle and more.

Margaret Atwood talks to CBC's Shelagh Rogers about The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments

The celebrated author discusses the new book and the cultural significance of The Handmaid's Tale, 35 years after its release.

Jesse Thistle overcame homelessness, addiction and trauma — and wrote a book to inspire others to do the same

The Indigenous author and academic speaks with The Next Chapter about writing From the Ashes, which will be defended on Canada Reads by George Canyon.
Like That? Love This

Why if you liked Tayari Jones's An American Marriage, you'll enjoy Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page

The Next Chapter columnist Donna Bailey Nurse finds a Canadian counterpart to Tayari Jones' An American Marriage.
Bedside Books

Why Hannah Georgas got inspired reading self-help book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The singer-songwriter and recording artist on the book she loved reading.

Full episode: June 27, 2020

The season finale features Buffy Sainte-Marie, Nadia L. Hohn, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and our summer children's book panel.

Buffy Sainte-Marie's love of animals shines through in her first picture book for kids

The legendary Indigenous musician, visual artist and social activist spoke to Shelagh Rogers about creating Hey Little Rockabye.

The Next Chapter children's book panel: 8 great children's books to check out this summer

It's time once more for The Next Chapter's children's book panel!
Proust Questionnaire

Why Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas doesn't get caught up in the search for perfect

The Haida visual artist takes our version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Why Katherena Vermette uses a 13-year-old Métis time traveller to discuss identity

In this 2018 interview, the author of Pemmican Wars retraces the personal and fictional journeys behind the graphic novel.

Why Nadia L. Hohn wrote a picture book about a Jamaican role model that all kids should know more about

The Toronto-based writer and educator is the author of A Likkle Miss Lou, about the life of legendary poet Louise Bennett Coverley.

Michael Hutchinson's Mighty Muskrats Mystery series reflects diversity within Indigenous communities

The Ottawa-based writer talks about writing a middle-grade book series that features mystery and discovery.
Dog-Eared Reads

Sarah Raughley is a big fantasy fiction buff — and fell in love with this bestselling Canadian novel

The Ontario fantasy novelist loves to re-read The Hunter's Moon by O.R. Melling.

Full episode: June 20, 2020

This week features Jeffrey Colvin, Arlene Dickinson, Donna Bailey Nurse, The Next Chapter Mystery panel and more.

10 novels to read from The Next Chapter's mystery book panel

The Next Chapter columnists J.D. Singh, P.K. Rangachari and Margaret Cannon reveal their summer mystery and thriller fiction picks.

Donna Bailey Nurse recommends books that reflect on being Black in North America

The Next Chapter columnist talks about The Black Book by Toni Morrison, Steal Away Home by Karolyn Smardz Frost and the works of Esi Edugyan.

Jeffrey Colvin's novel Africville connects the dots between the Black experience in Canada and the U.S.

The New York-based writer spoke to The Next Chapter about a personal connection to his historical fiction book.
Bedside Books

Indie folk musician Matt Holubowski enjoyed the surrealism of this 1966 Russian novel

The Montreal musician is reading The Master and Margarita by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov.
Dog-eared Reads

Why Arlene Dickinson loves re-reading Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir

The Canadian businesswoman, investor, author and television personality is a fan of Wild by Cheryl Strayed.
Proust Questionnaire

Cordelia Strube thinks Crime and Punishment's Raskolnikov was a 'hot mess' — but still loves the character

The Montreal-raised, Toronto-based author takes our version of the Proust Questionnaire.
Dog-eared Reads

Wayne Arthurson feels all Canadians should read this breakout Tomson Highway novel

The Edmonton author loves to re-read the 1999 novel Kiss of the Fur Queen.

Full episode: June 13, 2020

This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Mariko Tamaki, Dianne Warren and Michael DeForge.

Mariko Tamaki's take on writing the Wonder Woman comic book focuses on the less super aspects of being a hero

The award-winning Canadian writer and illustrator spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing the latest comic book adventures of the famous DC Comics superhero.

Why Dianne Warren wrote a novel about how family legacy and secrets define us

The Saskatchewan writer, dramatist and Governor General's Literary Award winner spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her latest novel The Diamond House.

Michael DeForge loves dystopian fiction so much he wrote a graphic novel about one

The Toronto artist and illustrator is the author of graphic novel Familiar Face.