Discipline: Literature – fiction

Lan Samantha Chang

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Iowa City, IA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2003, 2015, 2018

Samantha Chang is the author of two novels, Inheritance (which was completed at MacDowell) and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost, and a collection, Hunger. She has received fellowships from the American Library in Paris, the Radcliffe Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. At MacDowell in 2018 she completed a new draft of her novel-in-progress, The Magnificent Chaos. Support from MacDowell made it possible for her to work on the project in significantly more depth, and to reach an important turning point.

Portrait by Ife Oluwa Nihinlola

Made at MacDowell

Fellow Works Supported by MacDowell

Inheritance (Novel)

The Magnificent Chaos (Novel-in-progress)



Lan Samantha Chang worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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