Madeleine Thien’s gripping evocation of the persuasive power of revolution and its effects on personal and national identity.
Madeleine Thien is a writer and novelist whose books and stories have been translated into 23 languages.
Her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing was shortlisted for the 2016 Booker Prize 2016 and won the Scotiabank Giller Prize 2016 and the Governor General’s Award 2016. She is also the author of the story collection Simple Recipes (2001) and the novels Certainty (2006) and Dogs at the Perimeter (2012), which was shortlisted for Berlin’s 2014 International Literature Award and won the Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2015 LiBeraturpreis. She is the daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants to Canada, and lives in Montreal.