Biography

Janie Chang draws upon family history for her novels. She grew up listening to stories about ancestors who encountered dragons, ghosts, and  immortals, and about life in a small Chinese town in the years before the Second World War.

She is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. She is also the founder and main organizer of Canadian Authors for Indies, a national day of support by authors for independent bookstores. 

Born in Taiwan, Janie has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, and New Zealand.  She now lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

Her first novel, THREE SOULS, was a finalist for the 2014 BC Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize  and  one of 9 Canadian books long-listed for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, DRAGON SPRINGS ROAD, was released in January 2017.

 If you're interested in Janie's stories about her ancestors and family, click here to read.

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