Hongling Zhang

“Deep down, everything is the same and will always remain that way.”

A Girl of Stories

A Girl of Stories is about a young girl’s quest for truth and transformation and her family’s battle for survival during the turbulence of China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath.

Hongling is a bilingual writer and literary translator living in St. Louis. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Dublin Review of Books, SupChina, Tampa Review and Selected Stories of North American Chinese Writers.

She has published two collaborative translations of literary works from China: Wang in Love and Bondage, (SUNY Press, 2007), and The Bathing Women (Scribner, 2012). Her translation of AB Yehoshua’s The Continuing Silence of a Poet was published in China in 2018, and her translation of Alice Munro’s Open Secrets is contracted for publication next year.

She is currently revising her first novel and working on a memoir of her immigration experience.