Amy Tan

American novelist

Amy Tan (born February 19, 1952[1]) 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.

Amy Tan
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Born (1952-02-19) February 19, 1952 (age 68)
Oakland, California, USA
Notable worksThe Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan

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.


  1. "Amy Tan Biography". Retrieved 17 January 2013.

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