An Evening with Amy Tan
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Amy Tan, Ken Smith (moderator)
Tue, March 24th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
(Members $20)


Bestselling author Amy Tan—internationally recognized for her books exploring themes of family and self-identity within the Chinese-American experience—discusses her accomplished career and how her own personal stories as the daughter of Chinese immigrants influence her novels.

Amy Tan is the award-winning author of The Joy Luck Club, Saving Fish from Drowning, and The Valley of Amazement, among others. Her work has also been adapted for film and opera. Ken Smith is the Asian performing arts critic for the Financial Times and the author of Fate! Luck! Chance! Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace and the Making of The Bonesetter’s Daughter Opera.

Co-presented by U.S.-China Cultural Institute, cultural associate of the Committee of 100.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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