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the problem with being trans is cis people. The problem with being queer is straight people. The problem with being disabled is abled people. The problem with being Black is white people. In other words, prejudice.

Tag: Madeleine Thien

Do the arts matter?

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In Madeleine L’Engle’s swiftly tilting planet, how could the arts matter? How could putting words into a computer have any impact at all? And do we even write to have impact, or do we write to make the inchoate tangible? Do we write to remember and forget? Do we write to be counted? Do we write to communicate and explicate and read as antidote? Do we read to comprehend? Do we read to learn?

Marsha Lederman reports from the Globe and Mail.

Juries and more juries

Madeleine Thien, author of Certainty, Dogs and the Perimeter, and Simple Recipes, talks about being a jurist for the First Novel Award, the shortlist of which has been announced.  But there’s a problem.  Madeleine didn’t read the shortlisted books; she didn’t even receive copies of them.  Read all about it here.


There is a certain heaven in friends’ work being well-noticed:

Madeleine Thien

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