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Amy Tan

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20010328, 19990324, 19981104

The author of novels which have to do with spirituality, family, and the culture of her Chinese-American heritage, Amy Tan  reads from, The Hundred Secret Senses, and talks about the "ghost writers" she says helped write the book. This 1998 conversation lends insight to the character in her 2001 novel, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, who makes her living as a ghost writer of self-help books. Tan also talks about making her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, into a popular movie, and how she managed to maintain artistic control over the process.

| Subject Matter: Chinese-American Culture, Family, Heritage, Ghost Writers | Interview Year: 1998 | Genre: Fiction |

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