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Hantian Zhang


First Language(s): Chinese
Second Language(s): English


Hantian Zhang is a writer living in San Francisco. His work can be found in The Offing, Eclectica Magazine, Manifest-Station, and elsewhere. He is a data scientist by day.


What was your favorite book as a child?

I didn’t have one favorite book as a child. I read Chinese authors and foreign words translated into Chinese.

Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

The void that work can’t fill, I guess.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

I’m not a very adventurous person. Kayaking in Mexico and trekking for five days in Iceland are already my adventures.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

I don’t because I can only focus on one task at a time.

Supported by:

Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz