Ai Jiang arrived in Canada at four-years-old along with her parents after emigrating from Fujian, China. She graduated from the University of Toronto St. George with a degree in English Literature. Currently, she is working on her a novel project under her mentor, Marina Endicott, at the Humber School for Writers. She is also a Maudlin House columnist, Velvet Fields Magazine editor/writer, Strange Horizons First Reader, and Orca Literary Magazine reader.
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. 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, 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.