The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full Episode: May 15, 2021

This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Aimée Craft, Lynne Quarmby, James Raffan and Randy Lundy.

Aimée Craft's children's book Treaty Words offers an Indigenous perspective on treaties

The Anishinaabe Métis lawyer and author from Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba spoke with Shelagh Rogers about the power of silence in nature.

James Raffan's book Ice Walker examines the Arctic through the eyes of a polar bear

The author, educator and adventurer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a book from the perspective of a polar bear and her family.

Peter Christie's book Unnatural Companions is a call to climate action for pet owners

The Canadian journalist and author wrote about the ways we love and care for our pets.

Lynne Quarmby's memoir Watermelon Snow looks at past and present climate realities

The Canadian scientist, activist and politician spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her latest nonfiction book.

Randy Lundy recommends two of his favourite books about life, death and nature

The Next Chapter columnist reviews Ledger by Jane Hirshfield and Learning to Die by Robert Bringhurst & Jan Zwicky.

Full Episode: May 08, 2021

This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Asha Bromfield, Genki Ferguson and Wendy McLeod.

Asha Bromfield's YA novel Hurricane Summer is a coming-of-age story that embraces womanhood and sexuality

The author and Riverdale actor spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing her first book.

Genki Ferguson explores feelings of young love and isolation with debut novel Satellite Love

The Calgary author, and son of acclaimed writer Will Ferguson, talks about writing his first novel.

Jo Treggiari at Block Shop Books shares the bestselling titles at her Nova Scotia bookstore

The Canadian author is also a co-owner at of the independent store in Lunenburg, N.S.

Wendy McLeod MacKnight recommends 3 favourite works of historical fiction

The author and columnist reviews The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
, Conjure Women by Afia Atakora
 and Hamnet and Judith by Maggie O’Farrell
Bedside Books

Jon Hembrey of The Strumbellas loved reading Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

The actor and musician talks about the book he's reading.

Full Episode: May 01, 2021

This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Joshua Whitehead and Darcie Little Badger, Wayne Grady and Victor Dwyer.

Joshua Whitehead and Darcie Little Badger talk about the power of Indigenous speculative fiction

Love After The End is an anthology of speculative fiction that imagines a utopian future for Indigenous queer, two-spirit and LGBTQ people.

Wayne Grady's novel examines father-daughter relationships in his new novel The Good Father

The Ontario author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about his latest novel.

Linda Leith's memoir delves into an intriguing life and family story

The Montreal writer, translator and publisher spoke with The Next Chapter about writing The Girl from Dream City.
Like This? Love That

If you liked Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout, you'll love The Diamond House by Dianne Warren

The Next Chapter columnist Victor Dwyer finds a Canadian counterpart to the international prize-winning novel.
Bedside Books

Tamara Lindeman of The Weather Station loved reading this classic memoir by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Canadian singer-songwriter talks about reading Flight to Arras by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Nadia L. Hohn regularly turns to reading the Bible for hope and inspiration

The Ontario childen's book author talked about a book she loves to re-read.

Full Episode: April 24, 2021

In this episode Shelagh Rogers speaks with Marissa Stapley, Uzma Jalaluddin and Laurie Elizabeth Flynn.

Marissa Stapley's novel Lucky examines the art of the con

The Toronto author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her latest novel.

Uzma Jalaluddin's novel Hana Khan Carries On is a modern day meet-cute inspired by a love of rom-coms

The Ontario author and educator spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a novel about food, resilience and rivals who become lovers.
Bedside Books

Juno-nominated musician Julian Taylor is reading this self-help book about transforming traumatic legacies

The Toronto singer-songwriter is reading It Didn't Start With You by Mark Wolynn.

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn's suspense novel The Girls Are All So Nice Here is a tale of toxic friendship

The Ontario author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a novel about betrayal, insecurity and revenge.
Dog-Eared Reads

Jeffrey Colvin loves to re-read this classic 1920s novel about race, privilege and identity

The New York-based author and critic is a fan of Passing by Nella Larsen.