The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Aug. 10, 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. 

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.
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 online store

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

Full episode: Aug. 8, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Antoni Porowski, Mary Berg and Shane M. Chartrand.

Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski celebrates how food brings people together

The food and wine guru for the hit Netflix show talks about his love for cooking and how Montreal's diversity shaped his culinary tastes.

Masterchef Canada winner Mary Berg's recipe for stress-free cooking

The self-taught chef has written a cookbook, Kitchen Party. It includes over 100 of her favourite recipes designed for big occasions, such as Mother's Day brunch or a low-key bridal shower.

Why chef Shane M. Chartrand's approach to cooking is rooted in his Indigenous identity

In Cree, tawâw means "Come in, you’re welcome, there’s room." The word is also the title of Chartrand's latest cookbook.

Giselle Courteau explores her French Canadian roots through baking with Duchess at Home

The Edmonton baker and co-owner of the popular Duchess Bake Shop talks about being a self-taught baker and her passion for real food.

Jeremy Charles goes wild in showcasing the charm of Newfoundland cuisine

Wildness: An Ode to Newfoundland and Labrador collects recipes and stories about the plentiful bounty provided by the province.

Westminster Books's Janet North on the cookbooks that are popular in her Fredericton store

The New Brunswick independent bookstore was founded in the mid-1970s.

Full episode: Aug. 3, 2020

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Emma Donoghue, Lori Lansens, Mozhdah Jamalzadah and more.

Mozhdah Jamalzadah, the 'Oprah of Afghanistan,' speaks her truth with new biography, Voice of Rebellion

Singer, activist and Canada Reads 2018 panellist Mozhdah Jamalzadah speaks out about life as a Canadian refugee, women's rights and hosting a TV show in Afghanistan.

Why Emma Donoghue wanted to write about family, generation gaps and the legacy of WW II

The Irish-Canadian author talks about telling a story involving a widower and his great-nephew, who uncover a family secret in the novel Akin.
Proust Questionnaire

Lori Lansens reveals why her maternal instinct will never go away

The bestselling screenwriter and novelist takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.

Jordan Tannahill recommends three books written about captivity

The playwright and columnist talks about No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani, Devil on the Cross by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout.
Bedside Books

Why Dave Landreth of The Bros. Landreth recommends this 2013 novel that was recently adapted to film

The Winnipeg singer-songwriter and bassist recently read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
Like This? Love That

If you liked Young Skins by Colin Barrett, you'll love Megan Gail Coles's 2014 short fiction debut

The Next Chapter listener Terry Doyle compares Newfoundland's Megan Gail Coles's Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome and Young Skins by Irish writer Colin Barrett.

Full episode: Aug. 1, 2020

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.

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.

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

Season of Fury and Wonder was a finalist for the 2019 Rogers Writers' Trust Award for Fiction.