1:00 pm Sunday August 14 Tickets
Madeleine Thien made an immediate impact with Simple Recipes, a collection of short stories that won her four major literary awards and loads of credibility. She went on to take home the Amazon.ca First Novel Award for Certainty, an international bestseller translated into 16 languages. Her multiple prize-winning second novel, Dogs at the Perimeter, is set in Cambodia and concerns the horrific genocide perpetrated by Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s on the beleaguered people of an already war ruined country. Her latest novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, is about Chinese students studying Western classical music in 1960s Shanghai. The book’s historical time span encompasses Mao’s Cultural Revolution through the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square.