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|The beloved author of The Joy Luck Club, Saving Fish from Drowning, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, and The Kitchen God’s Wife joins us in a lively interview with Louann Brizendine, M.D., author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain.|
|Born in the US to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan rejected her mother’s expectations that she become a doctor and concert pianist. She chose to write fiction instead. Her novels The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, and Saving Fish from Drowning, are all New York Times bestsellers and the recipient of various awards. She also authored 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. She is also wrote the short story Rules for Virgins published in e-book format (Byliner Original). Her work has been translated into 35 languages, from Spanish, French, and Finnish to Chinese, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Ms. Tan served as Co-producer and Co-screenwriter with Ron Bass for the film adaptation of The Joy Luck Club. She was the Creative Consultant for Sagwa, the Emmy-nominated PBS television series for children, which has aired worldwide, including in the UK, Latin America, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Singapore. Her story in The New Yorker, “Immortal Heart,” was performed on stages throughout the US and France. She even appeared as herself in the animated series The Simpsons. She performed as narrator with the San Francisco Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra playing an original score for Sagwa by composer Nathan Wang.
In 2008 Ms. Tan wrote the libretto for The Bonesetter’s Daughter, which had its world premiere with the San Francisco Opera.
For more information on Amy Tan visit her website here.
|Date:||Thursday, April 11|
|Location:||Schultz Cultural Arts Hall|
|Fee:||$25 Members & students | $22 Moldaw Residents | $30 Non-Members
At the door $35