Madeleine Thien
Journey Participant

Madeleine Thien was born in Vancouver. Her novels and stories have been translated into 25 languages and her essays can be found in The Guardian, the Globe & Mail, Granta, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Her most recent novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, about art, music and revolution in 20th century China, won the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2016 Governor-General’s Literary Award for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and The Folio Prize. The youngest daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants to Canada, she lives in Montreal.