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Madeleine Thien is a Canadian short story writer and novelist whose most recent book, Do Not Say We Have Nothing was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Literature. Hear from Thien as she explores the epic and resonant novel about the far-reaching effects of China's revolutionary history, told through the stories of two interlinked musical families, from the 1940s to the present day.

In association with the Canberra Writers Festival, Canadian High Commission and Allen and Unwin

About the author

MADELEINE THIEN is the author of the story collection Simple Recipes (2001) and the novels Certainty (2006) and Dogs at the Perimeter (Granta, 2012), which was shortlisted for Berlin's 2014 International Literature Award and won the Frankfurt Book Fair's 2015 LiBeraturpreis. Her books and stories have been translated into 23 languages. Her essays have appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Five Dials, and Brick, and her story 'The Wedding Cake' was shortlisted for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants to Canada, she lives in Montreal.

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