The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


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.

Full Episode: April 17, 2021

This week's episode features Louise Bernice Halfe, Anna Marie Sewell, Les Stroud and more.

Louise Bernice Halfe's latest poetry collection awâsis revels in rebellious merriment

The Cree poet spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her latest book.
Proust Questionnaire

Les Stroud talks about his life as Survivorman

The Canadian survival expert, filmmaker and musician takes our version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Bonnie Sherr Klein didn't see enough picture books featuring disability — so she wrote Beep Beep Bubbie

The author, filmmaker and activist spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a picture book.

Barry Kennedy's novel All That Monk Business is a look at Vancouver's gritty underside

All That Monk Business features a man whose wife has left him — but his past has returned to haunt him.

Anna Marie Sewell's Humane is an Indigenous crime novel that plays with magic realism and genre

The poet and author of Mi'gmaq, Anishinaabe and Polish heritage spoke with Shelagh Rogers about Humane.
Bedside Books

Lou Phelps is big on reading Small Giants by Bo Burlingham

The Quebec rapper and producer talks about a nonfiction book on entrepreneurship that he's reading.

Full Episode: April 10, 2021

This week's episode features Basil and Kevin Sylvester, Tanya Boteju, Angie Abdou and more.

Basil and Kevin Sylvester's middle-grade novel The Fabulous Zed Watson! is about tween fun and friendship

The parent and child team spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a book together that focuses on the adventures of a young non-binary character.

Tanya Boteju's YA novel Bruised explores the bold and beautiful world of roller derby

The B.C. author and educator spoke to The Next Chapter about writing a book with themes of love, identity and grief.

Angie Abdou's memoir This One Wild Life celebrates the power of parent-child bonding

The Canadian author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a personal story of a mother and daughter bonding over hiking.
Like This? Love That

Aparita Bhandari feels The Silence of Bones by June Hur is a must-read if you loved this Steph Cha novel

The Next Chapter columnist suggests fans of American author Steph Cha's bestseller Your House will Pay should read Canadian novel The Silence of Bones by June Hur.