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Our Mentors

Xiran Jay Zhao
This 2020, Xiran Jay Zhao is mentoring Young Adult
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Xiran Jay Zhao
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Xiran Jay Zhao is a meme-loving shitposter who is somehow becoming a published author. They are a first generation immigrant to Canada from small town China (which, for China, means a town of 4 million people). A recent graduate from Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University, they wrote sci-fi and fantasy books while they probably should’ve been studying more biochemical pathways.

Agent:
Rachel Brooks
BookEnds Literary

For Pitch Wars 2020, Xiran Jay Zhao is co-mentoring with Meg Long.

Favorite Books

Slay by Brittney Morris
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
And I Darken by Kiersten White
Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Years Mentored
2020
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