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About the Author

Kevin Kwan was born and raised in Singapore, where he attended Anglo-Chinese School in the mornings and spent his afternoons either hiding from his Chinese tutor or chasing after neighborhood dogs on his bike. When he was eleven, he moved to the United States, where the next few years were a blur of trying to survive high school, reading too much F. Scott Fitzgerald and Joan Didion, and dreaming of living in New York.

After obtaining his first degree in creative writing from the University of Houston, Kevin moved to Manhattan to pursue a BFA at Parsons School of Design. Kevin's early years in the city were spent working for Martha Stewart Living, Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, and M&Co, the legendary design firm founded by Tibor Kalman.

In 2000, Kevin established his own creative studio, where he specialized in producing high profile visual projects for clients such as the New York Times, the Museum of Modern Art, Rockwell Group, and Many unforgettable experiences followed, like creating the ultimate publishing tribute to Oprah Winfrey's groundbreaking television show, handling Elizabeth Taylor's fabled jewel collection while producing Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry, and serving as the visual consultant for the re-launch of the TED website, which exceeded a billion views in November 2012.

Throughout all this, Kevin always remained passionate about books. As he became sought after as a visual consultant by acclaimed authors like Michael Korda, Gore Vidal, and Larry McMurtry, Kevin was inspired to return to his first love—writing. His critically-acclaimed debut novel Crazy Rich Asians became an international bestseller in 2013 and is currently being adapted into a feature film by Ivanhoe Pictures and Color Force, the producers of The Hunger Games movies. The sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, hits bookstores around the world in June 2015.

Kevin still resides in Manhattan, eats too much pasta, and these days dreams of living in Italy.


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Here's The Latest...

  • BREAKING NEWS… October 21, 2016


    Warner Bros. has acquired “Crazy Rich Asians” and has fast-tracked the romantic-comedy for production. It will be one of the only major studio movies to feature an exclusively Asian cast. Rights for the project attracted a heated bidding war.  To read the full article, click HERE.


  • Entertainment Weekly Reveals Kevin Kwan’s THIRD Book April 7, 2016

    Kevin Kwan, author of the delightfully lavish best-seller Crazy Rich Asians and its 2015 sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, has signed a new two-book deal with Doubleday, EW can announce exclusively.  The first book in the deal, Rich People Problems, is the final installment in Kwan’s Crazy Rich trilogy.  To read the full article, click HERE.

  • The Crazy Rich Photoshoot November 6, 2015

      I had a blast posing for this “Crazy Rich Asians” inspired fashion shoot for Metro Magazine, photographed by the amazing Raen Badua and featuring top models Samantha Gomez and Jessica Yang.  The issue is on newsstands all over Asia right now, but if you want more of a sneak peek right now, just click HERE.   … Continue reading The Crazy Rich Photoshoot

  • Kevin Kwan: Talks At Google October 15, 2015

    I had the honor of being invited to speak at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California, in October 2015.  To see the full talk, HERE.


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