Writers Bloc and Skylight Books Present
Kevin Kwan with Jodi Picoult
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Watch the conversation here:
Kevin Kwan, author of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy, brings biting social satire, brilliant and hilarious storytelling, culture clash, and fabulous clothes together again for Sex and Vanity. Named by NPR as one of the best books of 2020, Sex and Vanity is at heart a love story about, well, some crazy rich Asians. It’s about cultural identity, personal fulfillment, family expectations, and exploring what doors to open. Sex and Vanity starts in Capri, and almost instantly, our crazy rich Chinese American heroine’s WASP vs. Asian internal conflict ignites. Kwan’s observations are at once tender, biting, and so funny. It’s a perfect summer novel, to be sure. But don’t for a moment forget that Kevin Kwan is in a class by himself in the delicate art of exploring culture clash, unearthly extravagance, and incisive satire with such heart.
An embarrassment of riches: In conversation with Jodi Picoult. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels, including A Spark of Light; Small Great Things; Leaving Time; The Storyteller; My Sister’s Keeper, and so many more.
Kevin Kwan photo credit: Raen Badua