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Writer in Residence



Madeleine Thien
The Ellen & Warren Tallman Writer in Residence, 2013-2014

About Madeleine Thien
Madeleine Thien is one of the most accomplished and internationally renowned
young fiction writers in Canada.  Her short stories and novels have been
published throughout the English speaking work, and translated into
approximately 18 languages.  Her first adult book, a collection of short
stories entitled Simple Recipes, was published by M&S in 2001, and was the
winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Vancity Book Prize, the City
of Vancouver Book Award, and the Canadian Authors Award for most promising
Canadian writer under the age of 30. Her second novel, entitled Certainty,
was published by M&S in 2006, and won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel
Award, and also earned Madeleine the Ovid Festival Prize of Romania, given
each year to an international writer of extraordinary promise.  Madeleine's
most recent novel, entitled Dogs at the Perimeter, was published by M&S in
2011.  A accomplished and daring book about the Cambodian genocide, Dogs at
the Perimeter, has been widely read and taught.  Born in Vancouver, and
educated at both SFU and UBC, Madeleine has been a beloved teacher of
writing throughout the world.

Consultations with Madeleine are now fully booked.   

With Thanks
The Ellen & Warren Tallman Writer in Residence Program gratefully
acknowledges generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, SFU¹s
Dean of Arts, SFU¹s Department of English, and the Ellen & Warren Tallman

Past Writers in Residence:
2004/05 Daphne Marlatt, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_Marlatt
2005/06 Larissa Lai, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larissa_Lai
2006/07 Fred Wah , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Wah
2007/08 Wayde Compton, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayde_Compton
2008/09 Hiromi Goto, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromi_Goto
2009/10 Michael Turner, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Turner_%28musician%29
2011/12 Co-sponsored a series of literary events in collaboration with the Audain Gallery
2012/13 Marie Clements, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Clements

Writer-in-Residence Committee:
The Writer-in-Residence Committee has been established by the English Department to work in consultation with the resident writer to design and coordinate his/her schedule of duties and activities. Committee members include Clint Burnham, David Chariandy, Steve Collis, Jeff Derksen, Christine Kim, Graham Lyons (graduate student representative), Sophie McCall and Jon Smith (Chair, English).