Tag Archives: Madeleine Thien

5. Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Madeleine Thien)

“I assumed that when the story finished, life would continue and I would go back to being myself.  But it wasn’t true.  The stories got longer and longer, and I got smaller and smaller”. Do Not Say We Have Nothing … Continue reading

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Scotiabank Giller Prize Wrap Up

Congratulations to Madeleine Thien who has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  This premier award for Canadian literature was initiated in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch to honour his late wife, Doris Giller.  In 2005 the award became the  Scotiabank  Giller Prize, the richest Canadian literary … Continue reading

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Madeleine Thien – B/W The Pages (Giller) Event

By now everyone knows that Madeleine Thien has won the prestigious 2017 Giller Prize!  Congratulations! I have been privileged to meet this writer of beautiful prose twice and when I sit down to read Do Not Say We Have Nothing … Continue reading

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In Conversation with Alexandre Trudeau & Madeleine Thien – Eden Mills Writers Fest

The keynote event of the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival took place at the University of Guelph’s War Memorial Hall today.  It featured a lively conversation, about China, between authors Alexandre Trudeau (yes Sacha, brother of Canada’s current Prime Minister) and … Continue reading

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57. Certainty (Madeleine Thien)

As I continue my month of reading Canadian authors, Certainty came from the CBC List of Novels that Make You Proud to be Canadian.   Madeleine Thien first published a book of short stories and Certainty was her first and award wining novel. … Continue reading

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