Q

Madeleine Thien scores another win with the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Canadian author Madeleine Thien follows up her Governor General's Award win with the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Canadian author Madeleine Thien spoke to host Tom Power in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. the morning after her Scotiabank Giller Prize. (Melody Lau/CBC)

When Madeleine Thien's name was called last night, as the winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Canadian author needed a moment for that news to sink in. 

She turned to look at her partner and that was when she realized: "His face was just overflowing with joy." 

This marks Thien's second big win of the year for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing, following her Governor General's Literary Award for fiction last month. But with so much recognition thrown her way, she admittedly still hasn't "emotionally understood what's happening, but I feel so happy."

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now