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Award-winning author Madeleine Thien to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Author: Communications

Posted on Jan 25, 2013

Category: UNB Saint John

Canadian short story writer and novelist Madeleine Thien will read from her second novel, Dogs at the Perimeter on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick.

Born in Vancouver, Thien is the daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants. She earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and received the Canadian Author’s Association/Air Canada Award in 2001 for the most promising writer under the age of 30. Her first work of fiction, a collection of short stories called Simple Recipes, was published in 2001, winning the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the City of Vancouver Book Award. It was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book (Caribbean and Canada region) and was named a Kiriyama Prize notable book. Thien also published a children’s book, The Chinese Violin in 2001. Certainty, Thien’s first novel, was named a Kiriyama Prize finalist in the spring of 2007. She received the Ovid Festival Prize in 2012, awarded each year to an international writer of promise. Dogs at the Perimeter is her second novel. Thien lives in Montreal.

The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information contact Margaret Anne Smith at (506) 654-3753 or email msmith@unbsj.ca.