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.
Notes On Reading
October 23rd, 2023
I read Roland Barthes on my Costa Rica vacation and saw signs everywhere around me
Issue Fall '22
Collage of One Family and Two Lands — A Review of Fowzia Karimi’s "Above Us the Milky Way"
July 11th, 2022
Kali Yuga Thriller — A Review of Deepti Kapoor’s "Age of Vice"
June 5th, 2023