July 11, 2022

Madeleine Thien at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre on September 12, 2022, 6.00pm

The Chinatown Storytelling Centre Reading Room will be hosts a conversation with Madeleine Thien, internationally-acclaimed author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing, which won the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, and an Edward Stanford Prize; and was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and The Folio Prize 2017. The novel was named a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2016 and was longlisted for a Carnegie Medal.

Join author Anne Giardini, a member of the Chinatown Storytelling Centre advisory committee, in a discussion with Madeleine Thien about place, voice, story, and history in her writing. Their conversation will include Thien’s Vancouver origins, her sense of place in Chinatown and in the wider world, and how she weaves history and political events into her rich, compelling stories.  

More information and tickets are available at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre website.