Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor of the Arts, Program in Creative Writing, University of Iowa
Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow in Fiction - Class of Fall 2021
Lan Samantha Chang is the Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor of the Arts at the University of Iowa. She received her BA from Yale University, MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. She is the author of a collection of short fiction Hunger (1998) and two novels, Inheritance (2004) and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost (2010), all with W.W. Norton. Chang’s work has been chosen twice for The Best American Short Stories and translated into nine languages. Her awards include fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, Yaddo, MacDowell, Stanford University, Princeton University, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Guggenheim Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts, among others.