Jean Kwok
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
 

Mambo In Chinatown




Girl in Translation

Jean’s HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Hannah Judy Gretz Fellow 2015, Ragdale Foundation
  • Real Simple’s Best Books of 2014
  • Woman’s Day’s Best Books of 2014
  • American Library Association Outstanding Book for the College Bound (2014)
  • Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award shortlist (2012)
  • Hunter College High School Distinguished Graduate Award (2012)
  • TAYSHAS High School Reading List (2012)
  • American Library Association Alex Award (2011)
  • Orange New Writers title (2011)
  • John Gardner Fiction Book Award finalist (2011)
  • Costco Book Pick (2011)
  • Suburban Mosaic Book of the Year, Adult and High School (2011)
  • Florida Teens Read (2011)
  • Salt Lake County Library Reader’s Choice Award (2011)
  • County-City Library Pick (2011)
  • Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book Award (2010)
  • National Blue Ribbon Book (2010)
  • Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick (2010)
  • Indie Next Pick (2010)
  • China Daily’s Top 10 Books of 2010
  • School Library Journal’s List of Best Adult Books 4 Teens (2010)
  • The Guardian’s Choice of First Novels (2010)
  • Women & Home’s Top 30 Books of 2010
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2010)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Debut Author (2010)
  • Book Bloggers Appreciation Week Best Cultural Book (2010)
  • About.com’s Best of 2010 Pick
  • Flavorwire’s Ten Women Authors We Love (2010)
  • Quality Paperback Book Club New Voices Award nominee (2010)
  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Scholarship
  • Columbia University Graduate Writing Division Fellowships
  • Harvard Club of New York Scholar
  • John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Achievement of the Highest Distinction
  • Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Scholarship for Academic Achievement of the Highest Distinction