The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers
Full episode: Feb. 20, 2021
In this episode, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Antonio Michael Downing, Damian Rogers and Canada Reads author Jessica J. Lee.
Antonio Michael Downing shares his lifelong search for his Black identity in the memoir Saga Boy
The Toronto musician and author explores his many alter-egos in Saga Boy. It's a search that takes him through dislocation, transformation and re-invention.
Jessica J. Lee brings together history, travel, nature & memoir in Two Trees Make a Forest
Singer-songwriter Scott Helman will champion Two Trees Make a Forest on Canada Reads 2021.
An Alphabet for Joanna by Damian Rogers is an emotional look at secrets, trauma and healing
The American Canadian poet and editor spoke with Shelagh Rogers about being raised by a loving but 'erratic' single mother.
Pasha Malla loves the humour and pathos of this classic 20th century novel
The Toronto novelist is re-reading Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser.
Full episode: Feb. 13, 2021
This episode features Lorna Crozier, Natalie Zina Walschots, Lisa Ray and more.
Natalie Zina Walschots's debut novel imagines life working for a supervillain
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is championing Hench on Canada Reads 2021.
Madhur Anand's This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart is a look at the past to understand the present
The Canadian poet and professor talks about writing an experimental memoir about the journey of her immigrant parents.
Lorna Crozier writes about love and loss in memoir Through the Garden
The Governor General's Literary Award winner's memoir is about her 40-year partnership with the late poet Patrick Lane.
Lisa Ray's perfect happiness is 'a great book, a beautiful turn of phrase, savouring a muffin'
The Canadian actor, model and author takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.
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If you liked How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy, you'll love Dirty Birds by Morgan Murray
The Next Chapter columnist finds a Canadian counterpart to an international book.
Full episode: Feb. 6, 2021
This episode of The Next Chapter features Francesca Ekwuyasi, Alan Doyle, Bruce Kirkby and more.
Francesca Ekwuyasi's Canada Reads novel Butter Honey Pig Bread is about food, family and forgiveness
Roger Mooking is defending Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi on Canada Reads 2021.
Alan Doyle has a deep fondness for certain Newfoundland slang words and phrases
The St. John's musician and author takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire.
Bruce Kirkby unplugged from the modern world and travelled to the Himalayas — and wrote about it in a new book
The B.C. photographer and author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about nonfiction book Blue Sky Kingdom.
Heather Greenwood Davis recommends three armchair travel books
The Toronto writer, editor and travel blogger reviews The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta.
Full episode: Jan. 30, 2021
Shelagh Rogers talks to Jael Richardson, Helen Humphreys and Canada Reads author Joshua Whitehead.
Jael Richardson's debut novel Gutter Child is a dystopian look at Black identity and belonging
The writer, columnist and festival director spoke with Shelagh Rogers about making her fiction debut.
Joshua Whitehead explores Indigiqueer and two-spirit culture in his Canada Reads contending novel
In this June 2018 interview, the author of Jonny Appleseed recounts what went into creating a triumphant Indigenous character.
The true story of a 1947 Saskatchewan murder case inspired Helen Humphreys' latest novel
The Ontario novelist and poet spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing Rabbit Foot Bill.
Why Alexa Dirks gave in to the poetry of Devotions by Mary Oliver
The Winnipeg musician, known professionally as Begonia, shares the book she is currently reading.
Full episode: Jan. 23, 2021
This episode features C.L. Polk, Shari Lapena, Angela Misri and more.
C.L. Polk's fantasy novel The Midnight Bargain explores love and magic — and now it's on Canada Reads
Rosey Edeh is championing The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk on Canada Reads 2021.
Shari Lapena hated being a lawyer — but being a bestselling thriller writer suits her just fine
The internationally bestselling thriller writer takes our version of the Proust Questionnaire.
Angela Misri's The Detective and the Spy features a budding detective who's related to Sherlock Holmes
The Toronto writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about the latest book in her Portia Adams Adventures series.