The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers


Full Episode: June 19, 2021

This week features conversations with our mystery book panel, Drew Hayden Taylor, Candy Palmater and more.

The Next Chapter's mystery book panel recommends 9 books to read this summer

The Next Chapter columnists Margaret Cannon, Michael Bumstead and P.K. Rangachari reveal their mystery and thriller fiction picks for the summer season.

2021 Indspire Awards recipient Drew Hayden Taylor talks about how he wrote the novel Motorcycles & Sweetgrass

In this 2010 interview, the Ojibway playwright, author and journalist spoke with Shelagh Rogers on location at Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario.

Candy Palmater shares her 3 favourite sci-fi & fantasy books

The comedian and media personality reviews The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, The Devil's Cure by Kenneth Oppel and The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab.

Heather Greenwood Davis reviews 3 books to make you think about our post-pandemic world

The Toronto writer, editor and travel blogger reviews Off Script by Marci Ien, All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung and You are Your Own Best Thing, edited by Brene Brown and Tarana Burke.
Bedside Books

Canadian pop singer Olivia Penalva is 'obsessed' with reading Inward by Yung Pueblo

The B.C.-born artist talks about the book she's reading.

Full Episode: June 12, 2021

This week features Michelle Good, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Sarah Raughley, Mark Carney and more.

Michelle Good's Five Little Indians is a look at the legacy and trauma of Canada's residential school system

The Cree writer, poet and retired lawyer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about why her novel examines human trauma, hope and resilience.

Souvankham Thammavongsa shares her feelings about winning the Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Toronto writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about her short story collection How to Pronounce Knife, which won Canada's largest literary prize in 2020.
Proust Questionnaire

Mark Carney is inspired by the normal, everyday heroes

The Canadian author and economist takes our version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Sarah Raughley recommends three books by Canadian authors with themes of diverse identities and experiences

The Ontario fantasy novelist recommends Like Home by Louisa Onomé, Some Other Now by Sarah Everett and Sisters of the Snake by Sasha Nanua & Sarena Nanua.
Bedside Books

Alex Southey learned a lot more about female friendships after reading this Elena Ferrante bestseller

The Toronto musician is reading the novel My Brilliant Best Friend by Elena Ferrante.

Full Episode: June 5, 2021

This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Ivan Coyote, David A. Robertson and Jann Arden.

David A. Robertson's picture book On the Trapline is a story of Indigenous language, family and empowerment

The award-winning children's author talks about writing his latest picture book, On the Trapline.

Ivan Coyote's book Care Of is a thoughtful collection of pandemic correspondence

The storyteller and author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about their collection of correspondences.
Dog-Eared Reads

Eternity Martis says this book by Dionne Brand changed the way she thought about writing

The author of They Said This Would Be Fun tells The Next Chapter about What We All Long For by Dionne Brand.

Jann Arden reflects on growing older, getting sober and learning what she wants in life

The Canadian singer-songwriter spoke to Shelagh Rogers about her memoir, If I Knew Then.
Bedside Books

Singer-songwriter Sarah MacDougall wants you to read Nisgha by Jordan Abel

The Swedish Canadian singer-songwriter talks about the book that's on her bedside table.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Jenny Heijun Wills keeps coming back to Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

The author of Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. shares the surprising reason she keeps returning to this classic work of literature.

Full Episode: May 29, 2021

This week, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Thomas King, Camilla Gibb and Sook-Yin Lee.

Thomas King's novel Sufferance examines inequality, power and the idea of community

The beloved Canadian author talks to Shelagh Rogers about writing his latest novel, Sufferance.

Camilla Gibb's novel The Relatives explores what it takes to make a family

The Toronto writer talks to The Next Chapter about her latest novel.

Bill Waiser's book In Search of Almighty Voice aims to set the record straight about the Cree leader

The Saskatchewan historian talks about In Search of Almighty Voice: Resistance and Reconciliation.

Broadcaster and musician Sook-Yin Lee is reading this graphic novel about escaping the Khmer Rouge

The filmmaker and musician talks about reading Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna.

Antanas Sileika reviews a book that looks at how war has shaped our society over the centuries

The Next Chapter columnist reviews War by Margaret MacMillan.