Monday, June 24, 2013

ALP Presents: Lan Samantha Chang

The American Library in Paris presents Lan Samantha Chang tomorrow, 
June 25th, 2013 at 19:30. 

Chang is the author of two novels, the above All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost
and Inheritance as well Hunger, a book of short stories

She is director of the Iowa Writer's Workshop and her work 
has twice been chosen for The Best American Short Stories.
She's won numerous creative writing fellowships
including from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

On ALP's blog interview with her, she says
"We receive over a thousand manuscripts each year, 
and I look at all of them. I will read dozens of manuscripts, 
then begin a short story or novel and suddenly feel the human being 
on the other end, reaching out to me from the page.
My reaction is often physical- my fingers grow cold, my scalp prickles. 
It's a wonderful feeling and I never get tired of it." 

Read more of the interview on the blog here.


American Library in Paris  is located at:

10, rue du General Camou
(Just off the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower)
75007 Paris, France
• Tel. +33 (0)1 53 59 12 60
Tues-Sat: 10h-19h, Sun: 13h-19h.


  1. Kirsten, I have written a couple of short stories before and was quite surprised to learn how different it is than writing a novel. I love Katherine Anne Porter's short stories. One of my favorite quotes of hers goes something like this... it is said you can never go home again, but that's bs; it's the only place you can go.

  2. I love a good book recommendation. I've been spending a lot of time chilling and not doing much blogging. Till now. I wanted to tell you that I got the Linky going on my Things I Learned In June post. I am hoping you'll want to play along.


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