Madeleine Thien’s Courageous Fiction—February 7

Photo by UBC: Madeleine Thien read at the Lillooet Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on Thursday July 17, 2008
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Posted on Tuesday, 5 February 2013

As a part of UPEI’s Winter’s Tales Author Reading Series, Madeleine Thien, author of Certainty and Dogs at the Perimeter, will present her fiction on Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 pm in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. A reception and book signing will follow her reading.

Thien was born in Vancouver in 1974, the year her Malaysian-Chinese parents immigrated to Canada. Her novels and short stories powerfully explore her heritage in the Asian-Canadian communities of Canada’s west coast, and the tragic and heroic struggles of people in post-war Southeast Asia.

Her visit to PEI is sponsored by the UPEI English Department, in collaboration with Confederation Centre Art Gallery, and with support from The Canada Council of the Arts.

For information:
Dr. Richard Lemm
Professor, Department of English
University of Prince Edward Island
(902) 566-0389
rlemm@upei.ca