Madeleine Thien awarded 2016 Giller Prize

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

 

The University of Ottawa congratulates Madeleine Thien, 2016-2017 Writer-in-Residence, on winning the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada. Thien is also the recipient of this year’s Governor-General’s prize for fiction, and was short-listed for the Man Booker prize.

The uOttawa Department of English welcomed the Canadian short story writer and novelist as Writer-in-Residence in Fall 2016. In her role, Thien provides support to Canadian writers and offers students advice on their work. The program is funded jointly by the Faculty of Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Madeleine Thien

About the Prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize strives to highlight the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English and $10,000 to each of the finalists. The award is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller and was founded in 1994 by her husband, Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch.

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sarah.foster@uOttawa.ca

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