Amy Tan (born February 19, 1952) is an American writer. Her works deal with mother-daughter relationships. Her most well-known work is The Joy Luck Club. It has been translated into 35 languages. In 1993, a movie was made based on the book.
|Born||February 19, 1952|
Oakland, California, USA
|Notable works||The Joy Luck Club|
Tan has written several other novels. These include The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter and Saving Fish from Drowning. She also wrote a collection of non-fiction essays entitled The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings. Her most recent novel Saving Fish from Drowning explores the problems dealt with by a group of people who disappear while on an art expedition in the jungles of Burma. Tan has also written two children's books: The Moon Lady (1992) and Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat (1994). Sagwa was turned into an animated series which aired on PBS. She also appeared on PBS in a short spot encouraging children to write.
- "Amy Tan Biography". Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- Works by or about Amy Tan in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Official website
- 'Reading in Reverse', review of The Opposite of Fate in the Oxonian Review