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Jean Kwok

Jean Kwok

Kinesisk-amerikanska prisbelönta Jean Kwok borde alla New York-intresserade läsa!

Jean Kwok är prisbelönta författaren bakom internationella bästsäljarna Nästan hemma och Mambo i Chinatown. Hennes texter har publicerats i 17 länder och även använts i skolundervisning. Hon har fått flera utmärkelser, bland andra American Library Association Alex Award och Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book Award samt blivit publicerad i flertalet stora tidningar och magasin såsom The New York Times, USA Today och The Oprah Magazine.  


Jean emigrerade från Hong Kong till Brooklyn när hon var fem och arbetade i en klädesfabrik i Chinatown under en stor del av sin uppväxt där hennes hem var en kackerlacksinvaderad lägenhet utan värme. Under en del av sin utbildningstid på Harvard och Columbia arbetade hon i tre år som professionell ballroomdansare. Jean bor i Nederländerna med sin man, två söner och tre katter, och jobbar just nu på nästa roman. En nederländsk TV-dokumentär gjordes nyligen om henne och hennes verk. 

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  • 2018-10-19 13:50:09 Jean Kwok
    Honored #GirlinTranslation is on this list of must-read #immigrant novels with greats @iamlisako, @AdichieSpeaks an… https://t.co/e6N6vSQQzm

  • 2018-10-19 13:31:54 Jean Kwok
    Mystery. Clue 1: #Cats seem unusually tired. Clue 2:Lights going on and off in the hallways accompanied by weird th… https://t.co/SmTGY29bIv

  • 2018-10-15 11:25:43 Jean Kwok
    RT @JulianaLoBiondo: #GirlInTranslation by ⁦@JeanKwok⁩ . Who among us cannot relate to Kimberly? From child genius in Hong Kong to “that p…

  • 2018-10-11 16:59:29 Jean Kwok
    Honored to be on this @nypl list of women authors! #read #books #authors #bookclubs #bookclub #GirlinTranslation https://t.co/EoZkSwPZ8y

  • 2018-10-10 13:52:29 Jean Kwok
    Thrilled #MamboInChinatown is being taught at @IUBAsianAm studies! #AsianAmericanStudies #AsianAmericanLiterature… https://t.co/eY7s7i7RNJ

  • 2018-10-08 13:06:39 Jean Kwok
    Checking first-pass pages for my new novel! Thrilled to see the book as it will look. So amazed that this all began… https://t.co/JWN4FHPYqB

  • 2018-10-03 13:14:36 Jean Kwok
    Just got the new iPhone and am kind of amazed by the quality of the photos! https://t.co/DwjBeJ85uo

  • 2018-10-02 15:24:02 Jean Kwok
    Wishing @nicole_soojung a wonderful pub day as her spectacular memoir #AllYouCanEverKnow is out today! Praised by t… https://t.co/arwDmWzdDA

  • 2018-09-27 12:57:35 Jean Kwok
    Kid 2’s birthday! Thank goodness for no-bake cakes. This one is Snickers, mmmmm. https://t.co/MyUTMF9J13

  • 2018-09-21 14:49:48 Jean Kwok
    Please register to vote! It's so important. You can find out how to do it at https://t.co/WsIYOcTROk. But the windo… https://t.co/vyuhsin1UD

  • 2018-09-20 18:42:03 Jean Kwok
    RT @RoseFerrell: Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok explores the hard knocks life of a young girl as she learns to live in NYC. Kim is inspir…

  • 2018-09-20 12:47:32 Jean Kwok
    Life in #cat paradise is so very tough. https://t.co/7S9ZFS16kt

  • 2018-09-20 07:08:17 Jean Kwok
    Wonderful & important article by the great @vanessa_hua for the @parisreview about diverse Chinese American narrati… https://t.co/11YbIqPKLg

  • 2018-09-20 06:53:06 Jean Kwok
    Excited about this @ELLEmagazine article by @crystalhanak! @WmMorrowBooks @HarperCollins #booklovers #books https://t.co/ObmeHA0qq4

  • 2018-09-19 12:31:36 Jean Kwok
    Another deeply philosophical question from Kid 2: if you sit on your own voodoo doll and smush it, are you then stu… https://t.co/lU1N708Jpr

  • 2018-09-17 19:18:50 Jean Kwok
    A large group of writers (like @JamieFord, @pronounced_ing, @SarahMMcCoy) are joining together for a coordinated ge… https://t.co/r0eEJR3wvr