Live from Prairie Lights | Lan Samantha Chang in conversation with Margot Livesey

Oct 30, 2023

07:00 PM

Prairie Lights Books

15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Chang and Livesey

Join us with Workshop Director Sam Chang and Workshop professor Margot Livesey for a reading and discussion of Chang’s Hunger: A Novella and Stories, which has just been reissued by W.W. Norton for the 25th anniversary of its publication. Chang wrote Hunger when she was a student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Livesey was her thesis advisor. A powerful exploration of the Asian American experience, Hunger illuminates the lives of first-generation immigrants from China, culturally and emotionally uprooted from their homeland, who mistrust connection even as they hunger for attachment―and shows how their choices shape their children.

Lan Samantha Chang is the author of The Family Chao, Inheritance, and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. Her work has been translated into nine languages. She has received creative writing fellowships from Stanford University, Princeton University, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she lives in Iowa City.

Margot Livesey is the author of the forthcoming novel The Road From Belhaven (Feb 2024) and 9 previous books including The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and The Boy in the Field.She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is on the faculty of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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