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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.

Montreal rocker Jon Matte feels this classic 1927 novel isn't for everyone. He loved it anyway

The singer-songwriter of the indie folk collective The Franklin Electric loved reading Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse.

Full episode: Jan. 18, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Lorna Crozier, Alberto Manguel and more.

Alberto Manguel wrote a book about how his favourite literary characters inspire him

The author of Fabulous Monsters talks about why characters Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio have stayed with him through a lifetime of reading.

How Lorna Crozier's 'soul place' inspired her latest poetry collection

The celebrated poet and writer talks about The House the Spirit Builds with Shelagh Rogers.

The relationship between sisters can be complicated. That's why Andrea Gunraj wrote a whole novel about it

The Lost Sister is about two sisters, Alisha and Diana, whose lives are steeped in tragedy when one goes missing and is found murdered. 
Like This? Love That

If you liked Nicole Dennis-Benn's Patsy, you'll enjoy Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

The Next Chapter columnist Donna Bailey Nurse finds a Canadian counterpart to the international novel.

Strong Nations Books' Terri Mack on the Indigenous books that are popular in her store

The Nanaimo, B.C.-based bookstore and publishing house specializes in Indigenous literature and art.

Bryton Udy of Leaving Thomas wanted to restructure his life goals based on this self-help book

The member of the Calgary country duo is currently reading Principles By Ray Dalio.

Rush drummer Neil Peart wrote books about his travels as a musician

The late drummer was also an author of several nonfiction books, including the 2014 memoir-travelogue Far and Near. He spoke to Shelagh Rogers in 2015.

Full episode: Jan. 11, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Paul Seesequasis, Carla Funk, Joseph A. Dandurand and more.

Why Paul Seesequasis wanted to reclaim everyday Indigeneity through archival images

The Willow Cree writer, cultural activist and journalist is the author of Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun, a collection of archival photos and the stories behind them.

Why Joseph Dandurand wanted to tell his story of survival through poetry

The Kwantlen writer is the author of the poetry collection SH:LAM (The Doctor).
Bedside Books

Even as an adult, Irish Mythen still re-reads this classic YA novel

The Charlottetown folk singer-songwriter loves reading The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.

Why Carla Funk finally wrote about her small-town Canadian upbringing

The poet wrote a memoir about growing up in Vanderhoof, B.C., called Every Little Scrap and Wonder.

Why Antanas Sileika was fascinated reading this memoir of a Canadian cave diving superstar

The Next Chapter columnist reviews Into the Planet by Jill Heinerth.

Full episode: Jan. 4, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Malcolm Gladwell, Sally Armstrong, Taslim Burkowicz and more.

Why Malcolm Gladwell believes humans are terrible at detecting lies — and why we all need to get better at it

The bestselling author's latest book, Talking to Strangers, explores why society should commit to better understanding each other.
Proust Questionnaire

Why 2019 CBC Massey Lecturer Sally Armstrong is drawn to incredible women in literature and real-life

The Montreal-born journalist and human rights activist takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Aparita Bhandari recommends three books centred on migration and the idea of home

The Next Chapter columnist reviews Translated from the Gibberish by Anosh Irani, Night of Power by Anar Ali and A Delhi Obsession by M.G. Vassanji.
Dog-Eared Reads

Dave Hill loves this 'hilarious and brilliant' essay collection by Adam Resnick

The comedian, radio host and author shares why he loves the 2014 book Will Not Attend.