Lan Samantha Chang has authored four books: All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost (2010), Inheritance (2004), Hunger (1998), and the forthcoming The Family Chao (2022). In May of 2021, she was named a Berlin Prize Fellow, and she is also a recipient of the Wallace Stegner and Truman Capote Fellowships at Stanford, the Teaching-Writing Fellowship and Michener-Copernicus Fellowship at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and fellowships from Princeton University, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her works have been translated into nine languages, and her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, The Atlantic, and Best American Short Stories.
Chang has taught at Harvard, Stanford, and Warren Wilson College, and in 2005 she became the fifth director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the first woman and Asian American to lead the eminent residency program.
Latest Published Work: All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost
Essential Viewing: Interview with Lara Ehrlich on Ehrlich’s podcast Writer Mother Monster. Reading and discussion with the Oregon Humanities Center.
Online Writings: “Writers, Protect Your Inner Life,” Lithub (based on a craft talk from Napa); “Letters to a Young Writer,” Narrative (free registration required)
Q&A: “Lan Samantha Chang Interviewed by Mia Funk,” for the Creative Process Project (2019); “The Millions Interview with Edan Lepucki,” The Millions (2010)