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Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien was born in Vancouver. She is the author of the story collection Simple Recipes (2001), and two novels, Certainty (2006) and Dogs at the Perimeter (2011), which was shortlisted for Berlins International Literature Prize, and won the Frankfurt Book Fairs 2015 Lißeraturpreis. Her books are published in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, and have been translated into 22 languages. Her short fiction appears inThe New Anthology of Canadian Literature, The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories, The Broadview Introduction to Literature, Literature: A Pocket Anthology and elsewhere. Her work has been awarded the City of Vancouver Book Award, Amazon First Novel Award, a Canadian Authors Association Award, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and The Ovid Festival Prize, and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Kiriyama Prize for Fiction, and The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Picture Books
Anthologies edited
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2016) : Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2017) : Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Rathbone Folio Prize Best Book nominee (2017) : Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Madeleine Thien recommends
Music of the Ghosts (2017)
Vaddey Ratner
"Music of the Ghosts is a novel of extraordinary humanity in the face of unforgivable culpability. Here, acts of friendship transform into acts of rebellion, and storytelling reveals not only the past, but this moment, when reconciliation and forgiveness are so desperately needed. Vaddey Ratner speaks to the choices confronting all of us, and she does so with compassion, forewarning and courageous wisdom."
Madame Victoria (2018)
Catherine Leroux
"Surely one of our most gifted writers."

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