Zhui Ning Chang (she/they) is a Malaysian editor, writer, educator, cultural consultant, and theatre maker based in London, UK. Her work engages with topics such as decolonisation, migration and diaspora, maritime exchanges, speculative futures, and building support and solidarity through storytelling.
As an editor, Zhui Ning specialises in science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, creative nonfiction, and Chinese-English translations. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief at Ignyte-winning, Hugo-nominated khōréō magazine, and has previously been a first reader at Strange Horizons and Flame Tree Press. Zhui Ning also works extensively as a sensitivity reader and cultural consultant, supporting authors, screenwriters, game developers, and indie and Big Five publishers to design and review culturally responsive materials. Zhui Ning is an alumna of the Tessera Editorial mentorship scheme and the Tamasha x Hachette publishing programme.
In theatre, Zhui Ning is an award-winning international director, dramaturg, librettist, and producer. She creates across form and genre, with experience in new plays, music theatre, devising, and audio drama. Zhui Ning is the Connections Producer at Global Voices Theatre, previously resident company at the Roundhouse. She is also a member of Emergency Academy, an international artist laboratory to nurture the cultural leaders of tomorrow. She reads for the Royal Court and has taught workshops at Flux Theatre, Young Vic, RYTDS, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Zhui Ning trained on Tamasha Theatre's Director Programme with Sita Thomas. She holds an MA Text and Performance from Birkbeck and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and a BA (Hons) Liberal Arts with a major in Comparative Literature from King's College London. Currently, she is a PhD researcher in contemporary Southeast Asian speculative fiction at Birkbeck, University of London, supported by AHRC CHASE.