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Abbott Lecture and Reading Series: Lan Samantha Chang

Lan Samantha Chang is the author of two novels, All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lostand Inheritance, and a story collection, Hunger. Hungerwas a finalist for a Los Angeles TimesBook Award and the winner of the Southern ReviewFiction Prize. Inheritancewon the PEN/Beyond Margins Prize for the Novel. Samantha’s short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and The Best American Short Stories. She also received fellowships from the American Library in Paris, the Radcliffe Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. She has taught fiction writing at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow, and at the MFA Program for Writing at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor of the Arts and Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.