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Pic of the Week: Crazy Rich Asians Edition

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Novelist Kevin Kwan looks over a collection of Asian Division items with South Asian Specialist Jonathan Loar, May 22, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller.

“Crazy Rich Asians” was the book that started it all for Kevin Kwan, the Singapore-born, New York-dwelling visual consultant and novelist. The 2013 satire about fabulously wealthy Chinese ex-pat families living (and loving and gossiping and shopping) in Singapore became an international bestseller, spawning two sequels and a hit 2018 film directed by Jon M. Chu. He stopped by the Library for an onstage conversation about the trilogy of books this week, and included a visit to the Asian Division’s collections before the show.

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