Sep 26, 2016
By Michael Kramer
Madeleine Thien is up for two major book awards this fall – with today’s announcement that her Do Not Say We Have Nothing was named to the short list for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
The Vancouver-born, Montreal-based Thien, whose book is published by Knopf Canada, is also nominated for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.
Emma Donoghue, who made the long list four years ago for The Sealed Letter, was added to the Giller short list for her new book The Wonder (HarperCollins).
The Irish-born, London, Ontario-based author joins three other finalists for this year’s $100,000 award.
Montreal-born author Mona Awad’s debut 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Penguin Random House Canada) also received the $40,000 Amazon.ca First Novel Award in May.
Other works on the short list are Hamilton-based Gary Barwin for Yiddish for Pirates (Random House Canada); Montreal’s Catherine Leroux for The Party Wall – translated by Lazer Lederhendler (Biblioasis International Translation Series); and Zoe Whittall for The Best Kind of People (House of Anansi Press).