Tian Yi Zheng is a writer and lawyer based in London. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London and is currently working on a collection of short stories. Her writing has appeared online in various publications, including competition placements in CRAFT and Fractured Lit, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Tian is the co-host of ESEA Archives, an online book club run in partnership with Hackney Chinese Community Services, celebrating the work of East and Southeast Asian authors. She writes as Tian Yi.

The Birkbeck/Sophie Warne Fellowship was established in 2011 and offers an outstanding graduate of the Creative Writing MA at Birkbeck, University of London, the opportunity of a residency at Cove Park to continue to develop their work. Former residents include Robert Akam, Graham Paul Donovan, Julia Gray, Gemma Elwin Harris, Genevieve Herr, Lou Kramskoy, Sadie McKenzie, Paul Martin, Josey Rebella, and Laura Tapsfield.