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The Next Chapter's summer schedule

Summer means a change in the CBC Radio schedule! Here's when you can tune into The Next Chapter from June 25 to Sept. 1, 2018.

Full episode: Aug. 20, 2018

Tom Wilson, Robert Everett-Green, S.K. Ali and more discuss their books with Shelagh Rogers.

Tom Wilson didn't learn he was adopted and Mohawk until he was 53 years old

The Juno-winning musician discusses his memoir, Beautiful Scars.

How Jordan Tannahill turned one shocking second into an entire novel contemplating life and death

Imagine seeing your mother in bed, and not knowing if she was dead or alive. That's the question at the heart of Jordan Tannahill's debut novel, Liminal.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why YA novelist S.K. Ali loves Flannery O'Connor's fiction

The author of Saints and Misfits sees connections between her work as a Muslim writer and the stories of Roman Catholic novelist O’Connor.

Why fans of The Mother by Yvvette Edwards should read David Chariandy's Soucouyant

The Next Chapter columnist Donna Bailey Nurse discusses the parallels between two these novels.

Robert Everett-Green on a single mother's guide to the Prairies

The author of the novel In a Wide Country maps out the journey his female protagonist takes with her son and the challenges they face in search of a new life.

Monique Gray Smith's new book for young readers charts a path to reconciliation

The bestselling writer's new book, Speaking Our Truth, explores Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples and the impact of residential schools.
Proust Questionnaire

Sharon Butala on her true idea of happiness

The author of Where I Live Now offers her idea of true happiness, her greatest achievement and her biggest regret.

Canadian nostalgia and difficult conversations became a winning formula for Jonathan Torrens & Jeremy Taggart

The two podcasters-turned-authors discuss what kind of topics they discuss on air, how no topic is sacred and what exactly makes them "buds."
Dog-Eared Reads

The mystery novel that surprises Hilary MacLeod every time she reads it

Hilary MacLeod is the author of Cod Only Knows, a book in the Shores Mysteries series.

Wade Baker and his wife Mary Tasi investigate his family connection to Washington's Mount Baker

Growing up, Wade Baker's father always pointed to Mount Baker and said 'That big mountain is our mountain.'

Full episode: Aug. 18, 2018

Shelagh Rogers interviews Jonathan Torrens and Jeremy Taggart, Monique Gray Smith and Sharon Butala about their new books.

Why Thomas King created an illustrated edition of his bestselling memoir The Inconvenient Indian

The Inconvenient Indian, which won the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize, explores the treatment of Indigenous people in Western culture.

Dennis Lee reflects on being one of Canada's most beloved poets

The poet behind Alligator Pie looks back at this 50-year career, which is captured in the anthology Heart Residence.

Why Kai Cheng Thom believes there's power in being vulnerable

The award-winning poet discusses her collection, a place called No Homeland.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Grace O'Connell reads Robertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy every single year

The author of Be Ready for the Lightning discusses one of her favourite books.
Bedside Books

Why The Weather Station's Tamara Lindeman loved Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

The Toronto folk musician explains why she identifies with Sally Rooney's book, Conversations with Friends.

Full episode: Aug. 13, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Thomas King, Dennis Lee and Kai Cheng Thom about their latest books.

Alan Doyle didn't really understand Canada — until he toured with Great Big Sea

The Great Big Sea singer discusses his memoir about travelling across Canada, A Newfoundlander in Canada.

Why artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas believes ancestral stories are more relevant than ever

The author and graphic novelist behind War of the Blink explains the topical meaning of ancestral stories.

The man behind Johnny Cash was Canadian — and Julie Chadwick's new book shares his story

The Man Who Carried Cash explores the relationship between the musician and his manager, Saul Holiff.

Ann MacMillan shares the heroic lives of 34 ordinary people during times of war in a new book

Journalist Ann MacMillan gives an account of the feats of heroism included in War Stories, which she co-authored with her husband Peter Snow.

Full episode: Aug. 9, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Alan Doyle, Ann MacMillan and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas about conflict and creativity in art and storytelling.

Why Tanya Talaga wrote a book about the lives and deaths of 7 Indigenous students in Thunder Bay

The journalist discusses her book Seven Fallen Feathers, which won the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize.
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