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Born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan is a bestselling fiction writer whose novels include The Joy Luck Club; The Kitchen God’s Wife; The Hundred Secret Senses; The Bonesetter’s Daughter; and Saving Fish from Drowning, all New York Times bestsellers and the recipient of various awards. She is also the author of a memoir, The Opposite of Fate, two children’s books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat and numerous articles for magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, and National Geographic. Her work has been translated into 35 languages.

Ms. Tan served as co-producer and co-screenwriter for the film adaptation of The Joy Luck Club. She was also the creative consultant for Sagwa, the Emmy-nominated PBS television series for children. Her story in the New Yorker, “Immortal Heart,” was performed on stages throughout the U.S. and in France. Her essays and stories are found in hundreds of anthologies and textbooks. She appeared as herself in the animated series “The Simpsons.” She has also performed as narrator with the San Francisco Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra playing an original score for “Sagwa” by composer Nathan Wang.

The National Endowment for the Arts has chosen The Joy Luck Club for its 2007 “Big Read” program. Her current work includes writing a new novel and creating the libretto for The Bonesetter’s Daughter, which will have its world premiere in September 2008 with the San Francisco Opera.

Ms Tan’s other musical work for the stage is limited to serving as lead rhythm dominatrix, backup singer, and second tambourine with the literary garage band, the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Scott Turow. In spite of their dubious talent, their yearly gigs have managed to raise over a million dollars for literacy programs. . . . short bio
Born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan is a bestselling fiction writer whose novels include The Joy Luck Club; The Kitchen God’s Wife; The Hundred Secret Senses; The Bonesetter’s Daughter; and Saving Fish from Drowning, all New York Times bestsellers and the recipient of various awards. She is also the author of a memoir, The Opposite of Fate, two children’s books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat and numerous articles for magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, and National Geographic . . . full bio

2008
Roger Rosenblatt Discusses Writing with Amy Tan
Library: Current Issues Lectures
Speaker(s): Roger Rosenblatt, Amy Tan
Date: 07-10-2008
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