Lan Samantha Chang Honored as 2017 Mentor of the Year

Lan Samantha Chang

Lan Samantha Chang. Photo: Tom Jorgenson.

May 15, 2017 - 11:15am

Iowa Writers' Workshop director Lan Samantha Chang was recently honored as One Story Magazine's 2017 Mentor of the Year, for her "extraordinary support of fellow writers." The award was presented at One Story's 15th Anniversary Literary Debutante Ball. In her comments, Chang talked about "the importance of holding onto your inner life.” observing that "we make art about what we cannot understand through any other method. The finished product is like a pearl, complete and beautiful but mute about itself." The award was presented by Workshop alumna Angela Flournoy

For more information:

"A Literary Institution, Both Cheeky and Sacred," by Kyle Lucia Wu, at Lit Hub

Q&A with One Story's 2017 Mentor of the Year, Lan Samantha Chang