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Full episode: Nov. 9, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Megan Gail Coles, Ted Barris, Agnes Walsh and more.

Why Megan Gail Coles set her Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated novel on Valentine's Day in Newfoundland

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club features a complicated cast of characters at a trendy St. John's restaurant who contend with issues brought on by addiction, trauma and betrayal.
Proust Questionnaire

Military historian Ted Barris takes our Proust questionnaire in honour of Remembrance Day

Barris has written 20 books, including the bestsellers Juno and Dam Busters, and half of them have focused on Canadian men and women in wartime.

Why Agnes Walsh's first poetry collection in over a decade is a love letter to her mother

The Newfoundland poet spoke with Shelagh Rogers about why she wanted to honour the life of her mother through verse.
Bedside Books

Why singer-songwriter Kae Sun is a fan of this fictional account about the life and death of Bob Marley

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter shares why he's a fan of A Brief History of Seven Killings by Jamaican author Marlon James.

Why fans of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari should check out this Canadian nonfiction book

The Next Chapter columnist Victor Dwyer says you should read Memory, edited by Philippe Tortell, Mark Turin and Margot Young.

Full episode: Nov. 2, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Linden MacIntyre, Sharon Butala, Maria Campbell and more.

Why Linden MacIntyre wrote about a 1920s natural disaster in Newfoundland that changed the region forever

The author and journalist spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing nonfiction book The Wake.

Why Sharon Butala returned to short stories to write about women in the twilight of their lives

Season of Fury and Wonder is on the shortlist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

What reading and storytelling means to Maria Campbell

The celebrated Métis elder and author on the important role books and storytelling played in her life.
Bedside Books

How Steve Rigby of Nunavut band The Jerry Cans felt connected to this YA novel set in the Arctic

The percussionist's latest bedside book is Those Who Dwell Below by Aviaq Johnston.

Full episode: Oct. 26, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Ian Williams, Catherine Gildiner, Jordan Tannahill and more.

How the nature of family inspired Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Ian Williams' debut novel

Reproduction is a love story that follows the connected lives of Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family. 

Catherine Gildiner writes about her most memorable therapy patients in Good Morning, Monster

In Good Morning, Monster, she focuses on five patients who overcame their personal trauma.

Dan MacDonald of The Bookmark shares what's selling at his Charlottetown store

The Bookmark is an independent bookstore in Atlantic Canada with locations in Halifax and Charlottetown.

Jordan Tannahill reviews Philip Roth's The Plot Against America in light of Margaret Atwood's The Testaments

The playwright and columnist explains why Roth's 2004 novel could be compared to Margaret Atwood's latest novel.
Bedside Books

Why Jill Barber recommends reading buzzy book Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

The Halifax singer-songwriter talks about the book she's currently reading.

Full episode: Oct. 19, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Christy Ann Conlin, David Bezmozgis and more.

How Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist David Bezmozgis wrote about the hardships of being an immigrant

The Toronto writer's short story collection Immigrant City is a finalist for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Catherine Leroux recommends two books in translation by Quebec writers

The Montreal author talks about The Dishwasher by Stéphane Larue and The Island of Books by Dominique Fortier.

How Christy Ann Conlin's writing is shaped by the evocative landscapes of Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia author spoke to Shelagh Rogers about her book of short stories, Watermark.
Bedside Book

Why Carsen Gray recommends all parents read the book No-Drama Discipline

The West Coast musician talks about a book that's shaped her parenting approach.
Dog-Eared Reads

Jay Baruchel has a deep appreciation for The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas

The Montreal-based actor talks about being a fan of this classic poetry collection.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Paul Vermeersch loves re-reading Dennis Lee's poetry collection Testament

The Toronto-based poet shares his favourite book of poetry with The Next Chapter.

Full episode: Oct. 12, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers chats with Téa Mutonji, Steven Price, Lee Maracle and more.