Lan Samantha Chang: The Family Chao

Feb 6, 2022

02:00 PM

The Englert

221 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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The Family Chao, by Lan Samantha Chang

Please join us at the Englert Theater for a reading, Q/A, and book signing with Lan Samantha Chang to celebrate the release of her new book The Family Chao

This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

**The Engert Theater requires all patrons to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination**

Bestselling author Jane Kwok says of the book, "Lan Samantha Chang’s The Family Chao is a modern-day Brothers Karamazov, a gorgeous and gripping literary mystery that leads the reader into a hall of mirrors, reflecting with its kaleidoscopic vision themes like family, betrayal, passion, race, culture and the American Dream. Devastating and searing, laugh-out-loud funny and profound, Chang’s latest novel is infused with beautiful, evocative writing that will quicken your heart and mind. A masterpiece."

Lan Samantha Chang is the award-winning author of the collection Hunger and the novels The Family ChaoInheritance and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. A recent Berlin Prize Fellow, she also has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Chang is the first Asian American and the first female director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Iowa City.

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