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Lan Samantha Chang

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Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20070316, 20060920

The first female director of the prestigious University of Iowa Writers Workshop, Lan Samantha Chang, at age 40 when she took the helm in January 2006, is also the youngest to hold that position. Chang discusses her Chinese heritage and how it impels her to write. She also reads from her highly praised short story collection, Hunger: A Novella and Stories, as well as her most recent novel, Inheritance, and talks about the influence of John Gardner's The Art of Fiction.

| Subject Matter: Chinese Heritage, The Iowa Writers Workshop, John Gardner | Interview Year: 2006 | Genre: Fiction |

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