2022 Festival
October 17–23

Xiran Jay Zhao

BRITISH COLUMBIA

XIRAN JAY ZHAO is the bestselling author of the Iron Widow series. A first-gen Hui Chinese immigrant from small-town China, they were raised by the internet and made the inexplicable decision to leave their biochem degree in the dust to write books instead. Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor is their first middle-grade book. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)