Lan Samantha Chang was born in Appleton, Wisconsin and attended college at Yale where she earned her bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies. She worked in publishing in New York City briefly before getting her MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford. She is currently the Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor in the Arts at the University of Iowa and the Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the first woman, and the first Asian American, to hold that position.
Books in order of publication:
|All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost||(2010)|
|The Family Chao||(2022)|
Publication Order of Collections