Janie Chang writes historical fiction with a personal connection, drawing from a family history with 36 generations of recorded genealogy. She grew up listening to stories about life in a small Chinese town in the years before the Second World War and tales of ancestors who encountered dragons, ghosts, and immortals.
Her first two novels, Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road were nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award. Three Souls was a finalist for the 2014 BC Book Prizes Fiction Prize; Dragon Springs Road was a Globe and Mail Canadian national bestseller. Her third book, The Library of Legends, released in May 2020, is also a Globe and Mail national bestseller.
Born in Taiwan, Janie has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, and New Zealand. She now lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with her husband and a rescue cat who thinks the staff could be doing a better job.