Portrait of Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien is the author of the story collection Simple Recipes (2001) and the novels Certainty (2006) and Dogs at the Perimeter (2012), the latter of which was shortlisted for Berlin's 2014 International Literature Award and won the Frankfurt Book Fair's 2015 LiBeraturpreis.

Her most recent novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, was longlisted for the 2016 Booker Prize.

Her books and stories have been translated into 23 languages. Her essays have appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the Financial TimesFive 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.

Photo: Babak Salari