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Jenn Chan Lyman Jenn Chan Lyman is a fiction and non-fiction writer based in Shanghai. Recently, her short story "The Seventh Year" was anthologized in The Queen of Statue Square, New Short Fiction from Hong Kong. Her short stories have been published in various literary journals. "Vigil" was published in the Griffith Review's special edition focused on Asia, Griffith Review 49: New Asia Now, in 2015. "The Natural" was published in The New Guard Volume III and received a Pushcart nomination in 2013. "Two Old Fools," a Finalist for Glimmer Train's May 2012 Short Story Award for New Writers, placed second in Salamander's 2012 Fiction Contest and was published in Volume 18 No 1. Her articles have been featured in magazines such as Tatler (Asia), IN (Hong Kong), AllAboutJazz.com, and That’s Shanghai. See Published for more details.

Jenn has a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature from Stanford University (1999) and an MFA in Creative Writing with Distinction from City University of Hong Kong (2012). Before her (more) writerly pursuits, Jenn worked in corporate finance for close to a decade. These days she rewires her brain from finance to writing on a daily basis, resulting in the occasional fractured psyche.

Jenn's backstory is a typical early 80’s Hong Kong to L.A. immigrant tale. Love for words was firmly embedded during weekends at the public library where air-conditioning was free. For Jenn, writing is rooted upon the divide between conscious and subconscious, cynicism and idealism, reality and illusion, a teetering between contrasts on the floating ledge of perspective. Inspired by Shanghai’s metropolitan mélange, Jenn pursues random acts that tickle the mind and ruffle the spirit into a fevered frenzy.