Jenny Tinghui Zhang

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Jenny Tinghui Zhang is a Chinese-American writer currently living in Austin, TX. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Wyoming, is a 2016 VONA/Voices alumna, and a participant of the 2019 Tin House Summer Workshop. She currently serves as a prose editor for The Adroit Journal.
Her nonfiction centers around what it means to be “in between” as a 1.5 generation immigrant who was born in China, but raised in America. Her writing explores family, identity, loss, language, the body, and food through the lens of being a hyphenated identity. She is currently working on a historical fiction novel about the Chinese immigrant experience in the late nineteenth century.
When she’s not writing or thinking about writing, she likes to eat and lift weights. She also volunteers for Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit organization that brings local artists and teachers together to offer free after-school tutoring, in-school support, and creative writing workshops for students from every community in Austin.
Some of her favorite authors include Alexander Chee, Toni Morrison, Alice Munro, and Ocean Vuong.
She is currently reading Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee.

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