Madeleine Thien was born in Vancouver. She is the author of four books of fiction, most recently, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, a novel.


Lost Careers: The Mother

Translated by Madeleine Thien
In another possible life, the life of my mother, I travel from country to country. When I finally settle down, buy a home, it is in Vancouver at the foot of a mountain. At night, I can get in my . . .
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Dream of the Red Chamber

My mother’s favourite book was the Chinese classic novel Dream of the Red Chamber, also known as The Story of the Stone, also known as A Dream of Red Mansions. This was the only work of fiction . . .
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An Interview with Tsitsi Dangarembga

*Note: In this 2013 interview, Tsitsi Dangarembga discusses a book called Chronicle of an Indomitable Daughter which was later published as This Mournable Body, shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. In 1988, at the age of twenty-eight, Tsitsi Dangarembga published  . . .
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