Jenny Zhang


Country: China/USA

Jenny Zhang is the author of the story collection Sour Heart and the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find. She is the recipient of the Pen/Bingham Award for Debut Fiction and the LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction.

Supported by the Embassy of the United States. 

Jenny Zhang adalah penulis kumpulan cerita Sour Heart dan kumpulan puisi Dear Jenny, We Are All Find. Ia adalah penerima Pen/Bingham Award untuk Debut Fiction dan LA Times Seidenbaum Award untuk First Fiction.

Didukung oleh Embassy of the United States. 

Appearing in

Main Program | Read to Me: Poetry

We’ve gathered a stellar lineup of UWRF’s finest to regale you with all things poetic. There’s nothing left for you to do but pick up some lunch from a Festival …


Main Program | Outside, Inside

Migrants are frequently represented as outsiders in literature, powerless and vulnerable. Our panel is rewriting tropes of migration in groundbreaking ways, granting agency to people on the move and as …


Festival Club | Jenny Zhang: Sour Heart

Centered on a community of immigrants precariously balanced on the edge of poverty in 1990s New York City, the stories that make up Sour Heart examine the ways that family …


Satellite Program Banjarmasin | New Home, New Hope

Come and meet Jenny Zhang and Cynthia Dewi Oka. Jenny was born in Shanghai. When she was five-years-old, she immigrated to New York City to join her father, and now …


Satellite Program Berau | Writing About Family and History

Centered on a community of immigrants in 1990s New York City, Chinese-American author Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart examines the ways that family and history can weigh us down, but also …