Q.M. Zhang

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Amherst, MA 01002

Author's Bio

Q.M. Zhang (Kimberly Chang) is a writer, teacher, editor, and founder of MemoryWorks, a creative research and writing practice for individuals and communities who are trying to trace their own past and write their own stories in the face of historical erasures and intergenerational silences. Her book, Accomplice to Memory, a Kirkus Best Indies Book of 2018, combines memoir, historical fiction, and documentary photographs to explore the possibilities of truth telling across generations and geographies. She is an Associate Professor Emerita of Cultural Psychology and Creative Nonfiction at Hampshire College and Prose Editor at The Massachusetts Review.

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Publications & Prizes

Accomplice to Memory (Kaya Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 

Foreword Reviews, Indies Bronze Winner for Multicultural Nonfiction, 2017.

Kirkus Reviews, Kirkus Star and Best Indie Books of 2018.

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Chinese American, Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Any, Immigration
Fluent in: 
Chinese, English
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Last update: Oct 29, 2020