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Kevin Kwan

Biography

Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan was born and raised in Singapore, where he attended Anglo-Chinese School in the mornings and spent his afternoons either hiding from his Chinese tutor or chasing after neighborhood dogs on his bike. When he was 11, he moved to the United States, where the next few years were a blur of trying to survive high school, reading too much F. Scott Fitzgerald and Joan Didion, and dreaming of living in New York.

After obtaining his first degree in creative writing from the University of Houston, Kevin moved to Manhattan to pursue a BFA at Parsons School of Design. Kevin's early years in the city were spent working for Martha Stewart Living, Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, and M&Co, the legendary design firm founded by Tibor Kalman.

In 2000, Kevin established his own creative studio, where he specialized in producing high profile visual projects for clients such as the New York Times, the Museum of Modern Art, Rockwell Group, and TED.com. Many unforgettable experiences followed, like creating the ultimate publishing tribute to Oprah Winfrey's groundbreaking television show, handling Elizabeth Taylor's fabled jewel collection while producing "Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry," and serving as the visual consultant for the re-launch of the TED website, which exceeded a billion views in November 2012.

Throughout all this, Kevin always remained passionate about books. As he became sought after as a visual consultant by acclaimed authors like Michael Korda, Gore Vidal and Larry McMurtry, Kevin was inspired to return to his first love --- writing. His critically-acclaimed debut novel CRAZY RICH ASIANS became an international bestseller in 2013 and is currently being adapted into a feature film by Ivanhoe Pictures and Color Force, the producers of The Hunger Games movies. The sequel, CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND, hits bookstores around the world in June 2015.

Kevin still resides in Manhattan, eats too much pasta, and these days dreams of living in Italy.

Kevin Kwan

Books by Kevin Kwan

by Kevin Kwan - Fiction

On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. But she still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Meanwhile, Singapore's It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband.

by Kevin Kwan - Fiction

When Rachel Chu's boyfriend, Nicholas Young, invites her to accompany him to his family home in Singapore to attend the most talked-about wedding of the summer, she makes a number of startling discoveries about him, including the fact that he is among the most eligible bachelors from one of Southeast Asia's richest families.