Lan Samantha Chang is the author of two novels - All Is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost and Inheritance, as well as a story collection, Hunger. Hunger was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Award, and Inheritance won the PEN/Beyond Margins Prize for the Novel. Samantha is the recipient of writing fellowships from Princeton University, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundations, and has been a frequent Writer-In-Residence at the Napa Valley, Bread Loaf, and Sarah Lawrence Writing Workshops. Her fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and Best American Short Stories.
She lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is a professor of creative writing at the University of Iowa and Director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Dr. Zoë Brân has published seven books since 1996 on topics as diverse as travel, memoir and sex/sexuality, with international publishers including HarperCollins, Random House and Lonely Planet Journeys.
She has lectured in Creative Thinking, Travel Literature, and Journalism at several London universities and taught travel writing and travel photography with leading UK photographer, Grace Lau. Her work has focused on troubled areas of the world such as Vietnam, Burma, the Former Yugoslavia and most recently, Cuba: Enduring Cuba was a 2012 study text at United States Military Academy West Point where she was a guest lecturer. Zoë's current writing is on consciousness and creativity, with publications forthcoming in 2013 and 2014.
Zoë uses Creative Thinking techniques in her work with writers, performers and visual artists to enhance and explore their dreams and talents. As a published writer, she provides students with information and advice to help them maximize their chances of getting successfully published.
She lives in London and has appeared on TV and radio including BBC TV, ITV, the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4.
About our distinguished Writer-In-Residence
Our Writers-In-Residence possess talent and command of the craft, and years of experience in teaching creative writing and will provide the WICE student community with the tools and guidance needed to shape their manuscripts and skills in practical and rewarding ways.