Ling Shan pen name for Zhang Xin. Resides in Austin, Texas. Graduated from South China University of Technology(Guangzhou), and Central South University(ChangSha, HuNan), with BA and MA degrees in English and American Literature; and Linguistics. She was awarded her M.Ed. from University of South Carolina, and ABD from the University of North Carolina. Shan also worked for the state government of North Carolina. Shan began writing in 2004, and has published over fifty thousand words in prestigious newspapers and magazines both in China and the US. She is a lifetime member of Overseas Chinese Women Writers Association.
Her literary awards include:
The 19th Sino Literature Award, Fiction Contest, 2011 -2012, New Jersey,
The 20th Sino Literature Award, Essay Contest, 2012 -2013, New Jersey,
Essay "New York, New York" was selected as a text book by the NYU Steinhardt Chinese Curriculum,
2013 Essay Award of Views of Modern China.
"Golden Fall" (A Novel), January, 2015