Author Madeleine Thien. (Photograph by Will Lew)
It’s not at all a bad day when the $25,000 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction is only one of the prizes on offer on a given date. Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing, one of the most acclaimed novels of the year, may not have won the Man Booker Prize on Oct. 25—American author Paul Beatty took it for The Sellout—but the 42-year-old Thien did scoop up Canada’s most tradition-rich book prize ea
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LOOKING FOR ‘THE STRANGER’
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Humanity is in crisis, Tim Wu asserts—not so much because of climate change, or inequality, or the rise of the alt-right, but because . . . look, a baby sloth! Sorry. Where was I? We’ve become, in Wu’s words, “‘homo distractus, a species of ever-shorter attention span known for compulsively checking his devices.” We’ve (d)evolved thusly due to what
- Giller prize nominee Madeline Thien. (Photograph by Will Lew)
Canada’s most distinguished literary prize awards $100,000 annually to the best Canadian novel or short-story collection published in English. In this series, Maclean’s highlights the artistic process of the six nominees. Here, Madeleine Thien, author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing, discusses her commute—and what she encounters at the other end.
Madeleine Thien has her own understanding of the sensibility that led Wil
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In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. That year, 1989, my mother flew to Hong Kong and laid my father to rest in a cemetery near the Chinese border. Afterwards, distraught,
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Can you tell the story of a country through dance? Certainly. Like other art forms, dance offers great opportunity for both narrative and emotional expression. But can you tell the story of a country through a single dance company? That’s the challenge taken up by this book, a sweeping tale of how the perpetually turbulent history of Mother Russia from the time of the czars till now is reflected in th
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In October 1966, the body of a 12-year-old Anishinaabe boy was found beside an isolated rail line in the northern Ontario bush. Chanie Wenjack had run away from a Kenora residential school. His death from exposure, publicized nationally in this magazine, resulted in the first inquest into the mistreatment of Aboriginal children in such institutions. Chanie has since been memorialized by several Aboriginal artists. And just as the intergenerational suffering spawned by r
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Early in Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man, the story’s unnamed, African-American narrator recalls a story of retreating to his rent-free basement apartment, lighting a “reefer,” and dropping the needle on his favourite phonograph record, Louis Armstrong’s “Black and Blue.” Under the influence of the pot, Ellison’s narrator hears the song with new ears. Its central refrain explodes into an
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THE WONDER Emma Donoghue 5 (5)
A GREAT RECKONING Louise Penny 3 (6)
NUTSHELL Ian McEwan 8 (5)
DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING Madeleine Thien 1 (5)
BY GASLIGHT Steven Price 2 (8)
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THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Colson Whitehead 4 (11)
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany 7 (12)
YIDDISH FOR PIRATES Gary Barwin 10 (2)
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