Apr 03, 2017
By Michael Kramer
Vancouver-born Madeleine Thien’s Chinese-Canadian journey Do Not Say We Have Nothing is among the books on the short list for the International Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Set in China before, during and after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Thien’s novel was among the most acclaimed Canadian titles of 2016.
The Montreal-based writer was awarded last year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction…. and made the short list for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.
Other contenders for the International Women’s Prize include C.E. Morgan’s multi-generational Kentucky epic The Sport of Kings – as well as Naomi Alderman’s gender role-reversal thriller The Power.
The prestigious prize was founded in 1996 and is open to female English-language writers from around the world.