Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien is the author of the story collection Simple Recipes, which was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, a Kiriyama Pacific Prize Notable Book, and won the BC Book Prize for Fiction; the novel Certainty, which won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award; and the novel Dogs at the Perimeter, which was shortlisted for Berlin’s 2014 International Literature Award and won the Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2015 Liberaturpreis. Her most recent novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, was awarded the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her novels and stories have been translated into twenty-five languages, and her essays have appeared in many publications. The daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants to Canada, she lives in Montreal.

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Penguin Random House

Do Not Say We Have Nothing takes readers inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations – those who lived through Moa’s Cultural Revolution in the mid-twentieth century; and the children of the survivors, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

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