Alan Chong Lau

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Alan Chong Lau (born July 11, 1948) is an American poet, and artist.[1]


Lau was born in Oroville, California and grew up in Paradise, California. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Art. He serves as Arts Editor for the International Examiner.[2] His art is represented at the Francine Seders Gallery.[3] He lives in Seattle, Washington.[4] He is also the CEO and co-founder of Wattpad [5] alongside Ivan Yuen.


  • 1981 American Book Award
  • Creative Artist Fellowship for Japan from the Japan-US Friendship Commission
  • National Endowment for the Arts and the Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese Government
  • Artists Grant from Seattle Arts Commission
  • Publications Grant from King County Arts Commission
  • Special Projects Grant from the California Arts Council




  1. ^ "Alan Chong Lau". Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "The International Examiner – Staff". Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
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  4. ^ "Alan Chong Lau". Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
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