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Profile of Kevin Kwan

Writer
Date Of Birth:
1972
Place Of Birth:
Singapore
Best Known As:
The author of 'Crazy Rich Asians'
Kevin Kwan is the author of Crazy Rich Asians and its sequels, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. Kwan grew up in Singapore until he was eleven, when his family moved to Texas. After getting his degree in creative writing from the University of Houston (1994), Kwan headed to New York, where he earned his BFA from Parsons School of Design and began working for high profile publishers. Kwan spent time at Martha Stewart's Living and Interview magazines before opening his own creative consulting firm, specialing in visual projects for fashion designers, celebrities and publishing firms. After ten years as a designer, Kwan wrote his first novel, Crazy Rich Asians, a breakout best seller and a popular "beach read," famous for it's nutty characters and their delightfully wicked excesses. Kwan followed with China Rich Girlfriend in 2015, and Rich People Problems in 2017, just as the filming of a film version of Crazy Rich Asian was underway.