Madeleine Thien is the author of Simple Recipes, which was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, a Kiriyama Pacific Prize Notable Book, and won the BC Book Prize for Fiction. Dogs at the Perimeter was shortlisted for Berlin’s International Literature Award and won the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Liberaturpreis. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages, and appeared in many literary journals. “The Wedding Cake” was shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Do Not Say We Have Nothing is set in China after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Thien lives in Montreal.