Jean Kwok
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
 


Events 2014

JUNE/JULY 2014: NATIONAL TOUR

TUESDAY, JUNE 24 – NEW YORK, NY
ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS WORKSHOP, 7 PM 
112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor, NYC 10001
Renowned photographer Annie Ling will open Jean's talk with photos of Chinatown.
Free and open to the public
Please register at: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-foot-in-chinatown-with-jean-kwok-annie-ling-tickets-11273911573

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 – NEW YORK & ATLANTA, GA

BRYANT PARK “WORD FOR WORD” SERIES, 12:30 PM

Bryant Park outdoor Reading Room
42nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue), NYC
In conversation with Julia Fierro
Free and open to the public

GEORGIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK, 7:15 PM
Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030
Free and open to the public

THURSDAY, JUNE 26 – CHAPEL HILL, NC
FLYLEAF BOOKS, 7 PM
752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Free and open to the public

FRIDAY, JUNE 27 – ST. LOUIS, MO
THE MARYVILLE TALKS BOOKS SERIES, 7 PM
Maryville University Auditorium
650 Maryville University Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Free and open to the public

SATURDAY, JUNE 28 – SEATTLE, WA
ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY, 7 PM
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Free and open to the public

SUNDAY, JUNE 29 – LAS VEGAS, NV
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Las Vegas Convention center
Details to come
Limited to members of the conference

MONDAY JUNE 30 – LAS VEGAS, NV
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, 2:00 PM         
Gala Author Tea
Las Vegas Hotel, Pavilion 02 and 03
Jean Kwok joins other bestselling authors Heather Gudenkauf, Laurie R. King, Emily St. John Mandel and James Rollins for this traditional author tea and booksigning
This is a ticketed event limited to members of the conference. For prices and more information click here.

TUESDAY, JULY 1 – DANVILLE, CA
RAKESTRAW BOOKS,
7 PM 
550 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA 94526
Free and open to the public

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
BOOK PASSAGE, 6 PM

1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111
Free and open to the public

FRIDAY, JULY 4 – VOORSCHOTEN, THE NETHERLANDS
DE KLER, 16:00 - 17:30 
Schoolstraat 68
2252 BK Voorschoten
Boekpresentatie en lancering van de Nederlandse editie, DANS MET MIJ
Free and open to the public

SATURDAY, JULY 5
NPR WEEKEND EDITION, RADIO INTERVIEW 8:40 AM EST 
Jean chats with host Scott Simon

TUESDAY, JULY 8
LIVE TWITTER CHAT, PART 1

PENGUIN USA TWITTER BOOK CLUB, 1 PM - 2 PM EST
Join @JeanKwok and @PenguinUSA live on Twitter using #ReadPenguin on all related tweets to talk about Mambo in Chinatown, the Penguin USA Twitter Book Club July Pick. Open to all.

THURSDAY, JULY 10
LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW

NOOIT MEER SLAPEN, VPRO RADIO 1, VANAF 0.00 – 1.00 CET
Pieter van der Wielen praat live met Jean Kwok in Nooit meer slapen op Radio 1, VPRO.

TUESDAY, JULY 15
LIVE TWITTER CHAT, PART 2

PENGUIN USA TWITTER BOOK CLUB, 1 PM - 2 PM EST
Join @JeanKwok and @PenguinUSA live on Twitter using #ReadPenguin on all related tweets to talk about Mambo in Chinatown, the Penguin USA Twitter Book Club July Pick. Open to all.

TUESDAY, JULY 22
LIVE ONLINE CHAT
BOOK MOVEMENT, 8 PM - 9 PM EST
Come chat with Jean Kwok at Book Movement, live! Jean is getting up at 2am her time (in Holland) for this one…

FRIDAY, SEPT 26 – SUNDAY, SEPT 28 LAKE FOREST, IL
"NOVEL AFFAIR," RAGDALE FOUNDATION 
Lake Forest, IL
One of ten featured guests in Ragdale's eighth annual Novel Affair
Details to come

WED, OCTOBER 1, VOORSCHOTEN
BIBLIOTHEEK VOORSCHOTEN-WASSENNAR, 20.00
Wijngaardenlaan 4
Voorschoten
The Netherlands
Free and open to the public


Events 2015

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 – SUNDAY, MARCH 15 TUCSON, AZ
2015 TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
Details to come

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media




Documentary about Jean, her book and her life. Subtitles in English, English and Dutch spoken. Shown on Dutch national television VPRO "Nieuwkomers" on 6 May 2012.







Girl in Translation video trailer, created by Kasandra Ortega,
student at SUNY Rockland Community College.

Watch the video My heritage: My liberation and my limitation at CNN.com.

Read Jean's article in Time Magazine, "New York's Single Test for High School Defined My Life

Read Jean's essay in the New York Daily News on "Our Mothers, Ourselves"

Read Jean's piece in The Daily Mail, "The Sweatshop was My Second Home: How One Woman Escaped the Poverty Trap"

Open City (Asian American Writers' Workshop) interview with Jean Kwok

Gothamist.com interview with Jean Kwok