Join Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in conversation with former AAWW Margins Fellow and debut novelist Sarah Thankam Mathews to celebrate her new novel, The Family Chao, a literary mystery centered on a Chinese-American family set in a small town in Wisconsin.
This event is presented in partnership with the Strand Book Store.
Purchase signed copies of The Family Chao from our friends at the Strand Book Store here!
This event will be live-streamed on Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link via email. The event will be uploaded to the AAWW YouTube channel the following week.
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This event will be captioned with ASL Interpretation by Pro Bono ASL.
Lan Samantha Chang is the award-winning author of a collection of short fiction, Hunger, and three novels, Inheritance and All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost and The Family Chao. The director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she lives in Iowa City.
Sarah Thankam Mathews grew up between Oman and India, immigrating to the United States at seventeen. She is a recipient of a Best American Short Stories 2020 award and fellowships from the Asian American Writers Workshop and the Iowa Writers Workshop. All This Could Be Different is her first novel, and will be published in August 2022.
Lan Samantha Chang, Sarah Thankam Mathews