(S8, EP 10): For this week's episode, former guest Tony Ho Tran takes my place as a special guest host, and interviews Lan Samantha Chang, author of her latest novel, "The Family Chao".
Bio: Lan Samantha Chang’s new novel, The Family Chao, was published by W. W. Norton in February 2022. She is the author of two previous novels, All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost and Inheritance, and a story collection, Hunger. Her short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and The Best American Short Stories. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin. Chang is the director of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives with her husband and daughter in Iowa City, Iowa.
Tony Ho Tran is the deputy editor of innovation and technology at The Daily Beast and freelance writer. His work has been seen in diaCRITICS, Futurism, Playboy, The Chicago Defender, Narratively, and wherever else fine writing is published. Though he lives on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, his heart and home are in the cornfields of Iowa.
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