The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers
Full episode: Dec. 10, 2018
Shelagh Rogers talks to Jay Baruchel, Monique Gray Smith, Bobby Orr and more.
Holiday Gift Guide
7 great book recommendations for young readers
Michele Landsberg and Ken Setterington share their favourite children's literature, from YA to middle-grade reads and picture books.
How a road trip inspired Monique Gray Smith's latest novel
The Cree, Lakota & Scottish writer discusses her novel Tilly and The Crazy Eights.
A new book looks at why Bobby Orr was one of the true hockey greats
In this archival interview, the hockey legend talks to Shelagh Rogers about his life and career.
Jay Baruchel reveals a few of his favourite things and biggest regrets in the Proust questionnaire
The Montreal-raised actor and director is the author of the memoir Born Into It.
Barbara Reid on her ongoing love for The Chronicles of Narnia
The children's author and illustrator on why she re-reads the classic fantasy series by C. S. Lewis.
Ben Sures on being entrusted to write a picture book involving residential schools
The musician talks about what inspired his children's book The Boy Who Walked Backwards.
Stephen Brunt on the three sports books you should read now
The Canadian sports journalist looks at some sports-related literature everyone needs to know about.
Why Atticus the poet loves F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
The popular and anonymous poet shares the book he loves to re-read.
Full episode: Dec. 3, 2018
Shelagh Rogers talks to Waubgeshig Rice, Anna Porter, Jen Sookfong Lee and more.
Why writing a post-apocalyptic novel felt more fact than fiction for Waubgeshig Rice
The CBC host and author discusses writing his latest novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow.
Jen Sookfong Lee on how the Can't Lit podcast offers a fresh perspective on diversity in literature
Jen Sookfong Lee talks to Shelagh Rogers about her monthly podcast on the Canadian literature scene.
How Lauren B. Davis explores addiction with novel The Grimoire of Kensington Market
The Montreal-born writer discusses how she tackled real-life themes via fairy tales to shape her latest book.
Why publisher and writer Anna Porter fell in love with Canada and its literature
Ann Porter discusses writing her memoir, In Other Words: How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time.
Why Ryan Playground adores Jillian Tamaki's comic SuperMutant Magic Academy
The Montreal musician recently read the graphic novel by the award-winning author and illustrator.
If you liked Robert Olmstead's Savage Country, you'll love...
The Next Chapter listener Brent van Staalduinen compares Robert Olmstead's Savage Country to Kevin Hardcastle's short story collection Debris.
Why thriller writer Iain Reid thinks our future looks scary
The author talks to Shelagh Rogers about his latest book being turned into a film.
With this advent calendar, you get a short story a day instead of chocolate
Journalist and author Michael Hingston discusses why he makes the Short Story Advent Calendar every year.
Why Uzma Jalaluddin believes Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice never goes out of style
The author of Ayesha at Last shares why she likes rereading the classic book.
In Midnight Light, Dave Bidini recounts his experience being a beat reporter in the Northwest Territories
The author and musician talks to Shelagh Rogers about his love for newspaper journalism.
Why Alix Hawley's My Name is a Knife looks at Rebecca Boone, wife of Daniel
The fiction writer speaks to Shelagh Rogers about her latest historical fiction novel.
Sandra Gulland on why The Game of Hope looks at the life of Napoleon's stepdaughter
The author discusses her new young adult novel, The Game of Hope.
If you liked Tahmima Anam's A Golden Age, you'll love Arif Anwar's The Storm
The Next Chapter columnist Aparita Bhandari selects a Canadian counterpart to Tahmima Anam's award-winning novel.
Full episode: Nov. 26, 2018
Shelagh Rogers talks to Dave Bidini, Alix Hawley, Uzma Jalaluddin, Iain Reid and more.
BOOKS + MUSIC
Treasa Levasseur on Guy Vanderhaeghe's novel Man Descending and a rock music album of the same name
The Next Chapter columnist takes a look at albums inspired by books and explores the connections between literature and music.