The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Alex Pugsley feels there needs to be more fiction set in his hometown of Halifax
The Nova Scotia writer and filmmaker is the author of Aubrey McKee.
Why Halifax songwriter Leanne Hoffman loved diving into Sue Goyette's Ocean
Hoffman is currently reading this poetry collection, which won the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Full episode: June 6, 2020
This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Randy Lundy, Julie S. Lalonde, Randy Boyagoda and more.
Why Randy Lundy recommends finding nature, wherever you are
The Saskatchewan-based short story writer and poet spoke with Shelagh Rogers about his latest poetry collection, Field Notes for the Self.
Julie S. Lalonde's Resilience Is Futile is more than just a story about being stalked
The Ottawa-based writer and women's rights advocate spoke with Shelagh Rogers about the complex nature of stalking and abuse.