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Madeleine Thien

*included in the Gal Pal weekend package!

Friday, October 13, 8:00 PM
The Pavilion at The Water Tower Inn
360 Great Northern Rd.

Enjoy an evening with Madeleine Thien to discuss her latest novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Madeleine will talk about writing and her creative process and read from her novel. She’ll be joined by Timothy Murphy who will host the evening and Stephen & Anya Mallinger will perform some of the pieces from the novel notable by Bach, Ravel, Faure and Shostakovich.

Madeleine 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 novels and stories have been translated into twenty-five languages, and her essays have appeared in GrantaThe Guardian, the Financial TimesFive DialsBrick and Al Jazeera. Her story “The Wedding Cake” was shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

Her latest novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, won the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize, The 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize among other recognition. The novel was also named a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2016.

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