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Read about Lan Samantha Chang Wikipedia or visit Samantha Hunt’s website.


Admired for their ingenious prose and arresting narratives, two contemporary writers read from new work.


Lan Samantha Chang *is the author of two novels, All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost and_Inheritance_, as well as a story collection Hunger_. She has been awarded the Southern Review Fiction Prize, the PEN/Beyond Margins Prize for Fiction, and was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times_ Book Award. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly,Ploughshares, and The Best American Short Stories. She is a professor of creative writing at the University of Iowa and Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.


Samantha Hunt*’s second novel, The Invention of Everything Else_, was a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her first novel, The Seas_, won a National Book Foundation award for writers under thirty-five. Hunt’s fiction has been published in The New YorkerMcSweeney’s, and other publications. She lives in Tivoli, New York and teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

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