Personal stories that inspired Madeleine Thien's Man Booker Prize-nominated novel

Canadian author on the music and stories that inspired "Do Not Say we Have Nothing"
Madeleine Thien is among the 13 finalists for the Man Booker prize.

Canadian author Madeleine Thien's novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, was recently long-listed for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

The novel weaves together the lives of three musicians and their families, who lived through moments of great turmoil and violence in China.

Madeleine speaks to Candy about the personal inspiration behind the book.