Author Zhang Ling has an MA in English from University of Calgary and currently lives in Toronto. She was born in 1957 in Hangzhou of Zhejiang Province in China and later moved to Wenzhou with her parents. She graduated from Fudan University with a Major in English and moved to Canada in 1986.
Zhang Ling, who started writing in the mid 1990s, has published four novels and three collections of short stories. She’s won numerous literary prizes, including the October Literary Award in 2000 and 2007, the International Chinese Literary Award for Best Essay in 2003, the first Yuan Huesong Literary Award in Canada in 2005 and the People’s Literary Prize in 2006.
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