Lan Samantha Chang

2015–16 Visiting Fellow

Lan Samantha Chang is a poet and author of Hunger, a collection of short fiction, and two novels, Inheritance and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. Her upcoming novel, The Family Chao, will be published by W. W. Norton in 2022. She is the Program Director and Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor in the Arts of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She has been awarded fellowships from Stanford University, Princeton University, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. While a Visiting Fellow at the American Library in Paris, Chang presented an evening program about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s revision process for The Great Gatsby and led a four-part novel-writing workshop.

The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship was created in 2013 to nurture and sustain a heritage as old as the Library itself: deepening French-American understanding. The Visiting Fellowship offer writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library.

The Visiting Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of The de Groot Foundation.

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