Paula Kamen talks about Finding Iris Chang

Come to Women and Children First Bookstore on Thursday, November 8 to hear Paula Kamen talk about new book, Finding Iris Chang

2007 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of Iris Chang’s landmark book, The Rape of Nanking, which chronicles the Nanking massacre -- the torture and murder of Chinese citizens at the hands of the Japanese. The book brought Chang worldwide fame as a human rights pioneer, yet Chang herself was a mystery.

 In 2004 she shocked the world when, at age 34, she committed suicide. Chicago writer Paula Kamen was a longtime friend of Chang’s. In this intimate and inquisitive biography, she examines letters, diaries, archives, and personal correspondence to shed light on the enigmatic life and death of a brilliant woman in the prime of her career.