Lan Samantha Chang

Lan Samantha Chang is the director of the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop and is also an alumna of the acclaimed writing program. The author of the novel Inheritance as well as the fiction collection Hunger: A Novella and Stories, she will read from her work, take audience questions, and sign books on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at TCR-Lindale.

While a student at the UI, she was the winner of the James-Michener-Copernicus Award. She has also been honored as the California Book Award Silver Medalist, as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and with a Bay Area Book Award and literary awards from the Greensboro Review and the Transatlantic Review. Her work has also been nominated for the PEN Center USA West Award and the PEN/Hemingway Literature Prize.