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Ling Ma

Biography

Ling Ma

Ling Ma was born in Sanming, China, and grew up in Utah, Nebraska and Kansas. She attended the University of Chicago and received an MFA from Cornell University. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a journalist and an editor. Her writing has appeared in Granta, VICE, Playboy, Chicago Reader, Ninth Letter and other publications. A chapter of SEVERANCE received the 2015 Graywolf SLS Prize. She lives in Chicago.

Ling Ma

Books by Ling Ma

by Ling Ma - Fiction, Humor, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Satire

Candace Chen is a first-generation American who manages the overseas production of specially designed Bibles. She’s so dedicated to her work that she barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions begins sweeping the globe. When her free-spirited boyfriend announces that he’s leaving New York, she moves into her abandoned office, sending taskmaster emails in an attempt to fulfill a lucrative contract. But as Shen Fever spreads, she eventually flees her decimated city, joining a small band of fellow survivors led by a power-hungry IT expert named Bob. Sustained by foraged junk food and Xanax, they encounter the wrenching sight of fever-stricken zombies who are trapped in repetitive, mundane acts of daily life.