Janie Chang

Janie Chang is a Canadian novelist who draws upon family history for her writing. She grew up listening to stories about ancestors who encountered dragons, ghosts, and  immortals, and about life in a small Chinese town in the years before the Second World War. She is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. 

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 Mischa, a rescue cat who thinks the staff could be doing a better job.                                                                            

Three Souls is her first novel. It was a finalist for the 2014 BC Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize  and was one of 9 Canadian books long-listed for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.


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Books by Janie Chang

The Library of Legends

HarperCollins, 2020

Dragon Springs Road

Harper/Morrow , 2017

Three Souls

HarperCollins / William Morrow, 2014