AI JIANG—a writer from Toronto, ON.
Ai Jiang arrived in Canada at four years old along with her parents after emigrating from Fujian, China (City of Changle). She is an alumnus of the University of Toronto, St. George, the Humber School for Writers (Mentors: Naben Ruthnum and Marina Endicott), and Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Ai is currently pursuing her master’s in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. She is a Fiction Editor at Orion’s Belt, a member of HWA (Horror Writers’ Association), SFWA (Science Fiction Writers Association), and Codex.
As a Chinese-Canadian and immigrant writer, she desires to write fiction that mixes both literary and speculative elements while incorporating aspects of her cultural background and native landscape whenever she can. She like to draw on East Asia mythology, legends, and folklore in her dark fantasy and horror writing. When she has free time, she enjoys reading works of all genres but has a particular interest for the ones within the realms of dystopian/apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and dark fiction.
You can usually find her hunched over her desk, munching on snacks that she shouldn’t be eating or drinking far too many bubble teas while insisting that watching movies and shows on Netflix is a part of her “research”—active procrastination—for her writing.
Ai Jiang is a Chinese-Canadian writer and an immigrant from Fujian. She is a member of HWA, SFWA, and Codex. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in F&SF, The Dark, Uncanny, Prairie Fire, Hobart Pulp, The Masters Review—among others. Find her on Twitter (@AiJiang_) and online (http://aijiang.ca).
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