In Conversation with Alexandre Trudeau and Madeleine Thien

by jeremylukehill

Alexandre Trudeau will be at Memorial Hall this Saturday, September 17, 1:00 PM, reading from and discussing Barbarian Lost, an insightful and witty account of the dynamic changes going on right now in China, as well as a look back into the deeper history of this highly codified society. On the ground with the women and men who make China tick, Trudeau shines new light on the country as only a traveler with his storytelling abilities could.

Trudeau will be joined by Madeleine Thien. Thien’s most recent novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, is currently longlisted for both the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2016 Man Booker Prize. Described by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s most talented novelist, Thien has written a gorgeous intergenerational saga, stretching as far back as the 1940s and traversing China from Beijing in the north to rural Guangxi in the south. Thien will moderate a half hour conversation between herself and Trudeau and participate in the Q&A.

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