Lijia Zhang is a factory worker turned writer, social commentator and public speaker. Based in Beijing, she is the author of the memoir Socialism Is Great!, about her rocket factory experience. Her debut novel, Lotus, on prostitution in contemporary China, was published in January 2017. She is a recipient of the prestigious International Writing Program fellowship at the University of Iowa in the US.
Art and culture
Lijia Zhang contributes a travel-inspiring short story to our special fiction anthology