SOLD OUT: Madeleine Thien, Giller Prize-winning Author, in Conversation

SOLD OUT: Madeleine Thien, Giller Prize-winning Author, in Conversation

9 Jul 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm


Madeleine Thien’s stunning new novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, catapults its narrator from Vancouver – where Thien was born – to China into a world of classical music, the Cultural Revolution, and the lead up to the Tiananmen Square demonstrations.

What does Thien’s novel tell us, more broadly, about history and about art? Currently in the 150th year since Confederation, how has Canada’s national and literary identity shifted over time? Why are stories and history so important?

Madeleine Thien, one of Canada’s most exciting writers, joins the Salt Spring Forum for a special Canada 150-themed discussion moderated by Kevin Patterson on Sunday, July 9th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring. The event is co-sponsored by the Salt Spring Island Public Library.

Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Thien’s fourth book, won the Giller Prize and Governor-General’s Literary Award for Fiction. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and named a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2016. Thien’s work has also been translated into 25 languages.

Make sure not to miss this incredible discussion! ***Please note that THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!

This event is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Salt Spring Island Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast.



*Author photo credit: Babak Salari