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Full medal jacket

Winning multiple literary awards can be a publishing dream, but all those accolades bring unique design challenges

MADELEINE THIEN’S novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Knopf Canada), about a mother and daughter who invite a young woman fleeing the aftermath of China’s Tiananmen Square protests into their home – has won, in the words of its jacket designer, C.S. Richardson, “an embarrassment of riches.” In 2016, it took home both the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Q&Q asked Richardson how he balances the promotion of such awards on a book’s cover without compromising the original design:

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