Ling Zhang

Ling Zhang was born in 1957 in Hangzhou of Zhejiang Province in China and moved to Canada in 1986. She is the award-winning author of four novels and three collections of short stories. She currently lives in Toronto.

Nicky Harman translates fiction, and occasionally non-fiction and poetry from Chinese. She has won several awards, including the Mao Tai Cup People's Literature Chinese-English translation prize 2015, and the 2013 China International Translation Contest, Chinese-to-English section. When not translating, she blogs, mentors new translators, teaches summer schools, and judges translation competitions. She tweets as the China Fiction Bookclub @cfbcuk.



There are few writers who can fuse the stories of China and those of foreign lands together as seamlessly as Ling Zhang... I believe Ling Zhang will become an outstanding one among those Chinese writers who persevere in using Chinese language in their writings while living overseas.Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature