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A Master Class in the Art of Writing: Q&A With Best-Selling Author Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Born in California to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan has been a best-selling author since her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, was published in 1989.  Since then, her work – which often reflects on mother-daughter bonds, and the immigrant experience – has included children’s books, a memoir, a libretto, a screenplay and other fiction, including The Kitchen God’s Wife.  Currently at work on a new book,  she jokingly admits “There’s a pressure that comes with being published – that expectation of  ‘Gee, I wonder what she’s writing next?’ I almost yearn for the freedom of when I could write without any expectation of it being published at all!”

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