Past Melanie Brown Lecturers
Lan Samantha Chang
Lan Samantha Chang is the author of two novels, All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost and Inheritance, and a story collection, Hunger. Hunger was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Award and the winner of the Southern Review Fiction Prize. Inheritance won the PEN/Beyond Margins Prize for the Novel. Samantha is the recipient of a Bunting Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Award, an NEA Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has taught fiction writing at Stanford University, Harvard University, and the MFA Program for Writing at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is professor of creative writing at the University of Iowa and Director of the Iowa Writers's Workshop.
Stewart O'Nan Reading
Stewart O'Nan was born and raised and lives in Pittsburgh. Every winter when he was a kid, he sledded at Chatham. His dozen novels include three set in Western Pennsylvania: Snow Angels, in Butler; Everyday People, in East Liberty; and Emily, Alone, in Highland Park.