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Kevin Kwan is an International bestselling author of literary fiction and contemporary fiction.

Born in Singapore, Kevin is best known for writing the bestselling Crazy Rich Asians (2013), which has been translated into more than 30 languages–selling several copies across the globe.

The novel was also adapted into a 2018 contemporary romantic comedy film directed by Jon M. Chu.

The adaptation not only became a multi-award-winning film but also became Hollywood's highest grossing romantic comedy in more than a decade.

China Rich Girlfriend (2015) and Rich People Problems (2017), the rest of the books in the series, also performed well; with the trilogy commanding the top three positions of the New York Times bestseller for several weeks in 2018.

In the same year, Kevin was notably named as among the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine.

He currently resides in Manhattan.

More about Kevin Kwan

Genres: Contemporary , Fiction, Literary Fiction

Born: 1973



Non Series

  • Sex and Vanity (2020)

Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy

  1. Crazy Rich Asians (2013)
  2. China Rich Girlfriend (2015)
  3. Rich People Problems (2017)
Non Series

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Sex and Vanity

On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can't stand him. She can't stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can't stand that he knows more about Casa Malaparte than she does, and she really can't stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and they are caught by her snobbish, disapproving cousin Charlotte.

The daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and a blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again. 

Soon, Lucie is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé, the co-op board of her Fifth Avenue apartment building, and, ultimately, herself as she tries mightily to deny George entry into her world—and her heart.

Author: Kevin Kwan
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0593081938
Publisher: Anchor

Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy

Crazy Rich Asians

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

Crazy Rich Asians
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Harry Shum Jr., Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang
Author: Kevin Kwan
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0345803788
Publisher: Anchor
China Rich Girlfriend

It’s the eve of Rachel Chu’s wedding, and she should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to thwart his meddling relatives and give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Still, Rachel mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be there to walk her down the aisle.

Then a chance accident reveals his identity. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren’t just crazy rich … they’re China rich.

Author: Kevin Kwan
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0804172066
Publisher: Anchor
Rich People Problems

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside—but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park—a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore—Nicholas’s childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage.

As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband—a man hell bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China’s second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing.

Author: Kevin Kwan
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0525432371
Publisher: Anchor