Jean Kwok
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR



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Events 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 31 AND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2: AMSTELVEEN, THE NETHERLANDS

International School of Amsterdam
Sportlaan 45
1180 AX Amstelveen
The Netherlands
Limited to students and staff of ISA

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 
One of ten featured guests in Ragdale's eighth annual Novel Affair, alongside Sherman Alexie, Julia Sweeney and Scott Turow. This is a ticketed event and fundraiser for Ragdale, please click here for more details.

MON, SEPT 29, ALLENTOWN, PA
CEDAR CREST COLLEGE FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE PRESENTATION, 7PM
Cedar Crest College
Oberkotter Center, Room 1
100 College Drive 
Allentown, PA 18104
Free and open to the public

WED, OCTOBER 1, VOORSCHOTEN
BIBLIOTHEEK VOORSCHOTEN-WASSENAAR, 20.00
Wijngaardenlaan 4
Voorschoten
The Netherlands
This is a ticketed event, please click here for more information.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, LIVE SKYPE EVENT
LINCOLN ACADEMY BOOKS & BRUNCH, 1:30PM EST
Jean Skypes with students and faculty of Lincoln Academy to discuss GIRL IN TRANSLATION, their summer read

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, LIVE SKYPE EVENT

MADISON WEST HIGH SCHOOL, 3 PM CST
Jean Skypes with students and faculty of Madison West High School.

WED, NOVEMBER 5, LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW
ACHTER HET BOEK, AMSTERDAM FM, 15.00 - 16.00
http://www.amsterdamfm.nl/achter-het-boek/
Machteld van Laer praat live met Jean Kwok over haar leven en boeken in Achter het boek op Amsterdam FM, ether 106.8, kabel 103.3 en via de computer live via http://www.amsterdamfm.nl/achter-het-boek/

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW
UNITY'S REGIOROTONDE, UNITY FM, 10.00 - 12.00
Live interview met Jean Kwok over haar leven en boeken in Unity's Regiorotonde. In de regio Leiden is Unity FM te ontvangen op 105.7 FM. Via Ziggo digitaal op kanaal  780 en via een app op de computer en als live-stream via www.unity.nu 

MON, NOVEMBER 24, VOORSCHOTEN, THE NETHERLANDS
THE BRITISH SCHOOL IN THE NETHERLANDS
The British School in the Netherlands
Jan van Hooflaan 3
2252 BG Voorschoten
Netherlands 
Jean speaks to students, parents and faculty at the British School about her life and books.


Events 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT 16 - THURSDAY OCT 17: WASSENAAR, THE NETHERLANDS
American School of the Hague
Rijksstraatweg 200
2241 BX Wassenaar
The Netherlands
Limited to students and staff of ASH

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 - FRIDAY APRIL 19: PORTLAND, OR

THURSDAY, APRIL 18:
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE ALL-SCHOOL READ PRESENTATIONS
Cascade, TH 122
11 AM - 11:45 AM: Author's presentation
Southeast Center, Great Hall
3 - 4 PM: Author's presentation
4 - 4:30 PM: Book signing
Portland Community College
Portland, OR 97280
Free and open to the public.
More info: news.pcc.edu/2013/04/pcc-reads/

FRIDAY, APRIL 19:
ROCK CREEK, BUILDING 9 EVENT CENTER
10:30 -11:30 AM: Author's presentation
11:30 AM to 12 noon: Book signing
Sylvania, PAC Lobby
1:30 - 2:30 PM: Author's presentation
2:30 - 3 PM: Book signing
Sylvania, Library Lobby
3:15 - 4 PM: Small group discussion
More info: news.pcc.edu/2013/04/pcc-reads/

TUESDAY, APRIL 23: MEDIA, PA
DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S COLLEGE-WIDE READ PRESENTATIONS
Delaware County Community College
Marple Campus, large auditorium (room 2225)
901 S. Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063
11 AM - 1 PM
Talk will be broadcast to 5 additional campuses. Limited to students and staff of Delaware County Community College.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24: New York, NY
CUNY TALK
The New Community College at CUNY
50 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
5 PM
Limited to students of the NCC at CUNY.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25: ENGELWOOD, NJ
DWIGHT-ENGELWOOD SCHOOL TALK
Dwight-Engelwood School
315 E. Palisade Avenue
Engelwood, NJ 07631
8 AM - 9 AM
Limited to students and staff of the Dwight-Engelwood School.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25: NEW YORK, NY
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESENTATION
Columbia University
Columbia Fiction Foundry
622 East 113th Street
New York, NY 10027
6 PM - 8 PM
Limited to members of the Columbia Fiction Foundry and Columbia MFA students.


PAST Events 2012

THURSDAY, MARCH 29: LONDON, UK
SHORTLIST FOR SUNDAY TIMES EFG SHORT STORY AWARD READINGS
Waterstone's Piccadilly
203-205 Piccadilly
W1J 9HD London
United Kingdom
7:00 PM
Daphne Cheung reads Jean Kwok’s ‘Where the Gods Fly’.
David Morrissey reads Kevin Barry’s ‘Beer Trip to Llandudno’.
Q&A with Jean and the judges.
Tickets £8 each, available from Waterstones Piccadilly, by telephone from 020 7581 2419 or by email from
events@piccadilly.waterstones.co.uk

FRIDAY, MARCH 30: OXFORD, UK
SUNDAY TIMES OXFORD UNIVERSITY LITERARY PANEL: SHORT FICTION, CHOOSING THE BEST
Christ Church Hall, Oxford University
St. Aldates
OX1 1DP, Oxford
United Kingdom
4:00 PM
Panel discussion with Hanif Kureishi, Joe Dunthorne , Alison MacLeod, Andrew Holgate and other members of the shortlist for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Chaired by Cathy Galvin. 
More information and tickets

FRIDAY, MARCH 30: OXFORD, UK
SUNDAY TIMES EFG PRIVATE BANK SHORT STORY AWARD DINNER
Oxford University

SUNDAY, MAY 6: DUTCH TELEVISION BROADCAST
VPRO PROGRAM "NIEUWKOMERS" WITH WIM BRANDS ON JEAN'S LIFE AND BOOK
Broadcast for Dutch national television at 19.50 on Nederland 2

THURSDAY, JUNE 21: NEW YORK, NY
HUNTER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT
Jean accepts Distinguished Graduate 2012 Award and speaks to the graduating class. Limited to graduating Hunter seniors and their families.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10-TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11: DAYTON, OH
WRIGHT UNIVERSITY ALL-SCHOOL READ PRESENTATIONS
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435 
Times and locations to be announced

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: WEST HARTFORD, CT
RENBROOK SCHOOL COMMUNITY
OUTREACH PROGRAM
Featured Author Talk
6:30 PM: Refreshments
7:00 PM: Book talk begins

Renbrook School 2865 Albany Avenue West Hartford, CT 06117
860.236.1661

Moderated by Jocelyn Maminta, Emmy-nominated reporter and anchor.

Talk, Q&A and book signing.

Free and open to the public.


PAST Events 2011

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22: THE HAGUE
Event: International Literary Festival Winternachten
Theater aan het Spui
2511 BN Den Haag
For tickets, please call 070 346 8846
or click here
Time: 21.15 – 22.00

Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing.
Event will be held in English.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2: ROTTERDAM

Event: China in Focus 2011
Erasmus University
Burgermeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
For more information, click here
Time: 16.00 – 17.30

Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing. Event will be held in Dutch.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3: HELSINKI
Event: Media conference
Format: Limited to members of the press.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7: ATLANTA, GA
Event: 30th Annual First-Year Experience conference
Format: Limited to attendees of the conference.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8:
VOORSCHOTEN

Event: Boekenfeest
Bibliotheek Voorschoten

Wijngaardenlaan 4

2252 XN Voorschoten

More info: 071-5615678 or email c.eijffinger@obvw.nl
Format: Event with many regional authors. Event will be held in Dutch.

MONDAY, MARCH 21:
THE HAGUE

Event: Maranatha Kerk
2E Sweelinckstraat 156
2517 HB Den Haag
For more information, click here
Time: 20.00 – 22.00

Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing.
Event will be held in Dutch.

FRIDAY, MARCH 25:
LISSE

Event: Bibliotheek Lisse
Koninginneweg 79A
2161 ZB Lisse
For tickets and reservations, click here
Time: 20.00 – 22.00

Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing.
Event will be held in Dutch.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4: 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
BOOK PASSAGE
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
6:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

THURSDAY, MAY 5:
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

CAPITOLA BOOK CAFE
1475 41st Ave
Capitola, CA 95010
7:30 PM
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

FRIDAY, MAY 6:
LOS ANGELES, CA

VROMAN'S BOOKSTORE
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
7:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

SATURDAY, MAY 7:
PHOENIX, AZ

CHANGING HANDS
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283
5:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

SUNDAY, MAY 8:
SEATTLE - TACOMA, WA

ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY
1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
2:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

MONDAY, MAY 9:
PORTLAND, OR

BARNES & NOBLE
12000 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
7:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

TUESDAY, MAY 10:
CHICAGO, IL

THE BOOKSTALL AT CHESTNUT COURT
811 Elm St
Winnetka, IL 60093
7:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11:
PITTSBURGH, PA

CITY OF ASYLUM
330 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
www.cityofasylumpittsburgh.org
7:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

THURSDAY, MAY 12:
NEW YORK, NY

BARNES & NOBLE
97 Warren St. (at Greenwich St.)
New York, NY 10007
7:00 PM
Talk, Q&A, and Signing

SATURDAY, MAY 28: ROTTERDAM
Event: Pauluskerk
Westersingel 7A
3024 GM Rotterdam
For more information, click here
Time: 11.00 – 12.00

Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing. Event will be held in Dutch.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7: LONDON, UK
ORANGE PRIZE & GRAZIA MAGAZINE PANEL 
For more information, click here
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
6:30 PM
Panel discussion with Kate Mosse, Sadie Jones, Clare Alexander, and Joanna Prior

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8: LONDON, UK
ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION AWARDS CEREMONY
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre 
London

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: DUBLIN, IRELAND
RTE GUIDE/PENGUIN IRELAND WRITERS EVENT 
Dublin, Ireland
Panel discussions with Patricia Deevy (Editorial Director, Penguin Ireland), Faith O'Grady (literary agent), and bestselling authors Sinéad Moriarty and Sarah Harte

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18: BROOKLYN, NY
BERKELEY CARROLL SCHOOL 
For more information, click here
181 Lincoln Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217-3702
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Limited to members of the school

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19: NEW YORK, NY
AUTUMN RECEPTION, HUNTER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL 
For more information, click here
71 East 94th St. (& Park Ave.)
Hunter College High School Library
New York, NY 10128
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Limited to Hunter College High School alumni

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21: NEW YORK, NY
BLOG HER WRITERS CONFERENCE
For more information, click here
Hilton Hotel 
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Panel discussion: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: 
Your Role as Marketer in Today's Publishing World
With Penguin editor Colleen Lindsay,
independent PR consultant Lauren Cerand, and
Penguin marketer Lydia Hirt 
Panel Discussion: 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM: 
Closing Session: Successful Authors... 
Their Different Journeys to Writing Nirvana
With Blogher co-founder Jory Des Jardins, 
author Ann Napolitano and author Kathy Cano-Murillo
Limited to attendees of the conference

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25: ST. LOUIS, MO
MARYVILLE TALKS BOOKS 
For more information, click here
Maryville University Auditorium
650 Maryville University Drive
Located between Huttig Chapel and the University Library, adjoining Kernaghan Hall
St. Louis, MO 63141
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Talk, Q&A and signing
Free and open to the public

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26: ST. LOUIS, MO
MARYVILLE READS 
For more information, click here
Maryville University Auditorium
650 Maryville University Drive
Located between Huttig Chapel and the University Library, adjoining Kernaghan Hall
St. Louis, MO 63141
11:40AM – 2:00PM
Talk, Q&A, signing and luncheon
Limited to members of the university

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EVENT
GLOBAL READ: GIRL IN TRANSLATION
For more information, click here
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Live, online video Q&A 
Open to the public, please register in advance at the link above



Past Events 2010

THURSDAY, APRIL 29: NEW YORK
Event: Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren St.
New York, NY 10007
Time:  7:00 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing
 
MONDAY, MAY 3:  RALEIGH, NC
Event: Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27607
Time: 7:30 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing
 
TUESDAY, MAY 4: ATLANTA
Event: Georgia Center for the Book
DeKalb County Public Library
215 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA  30030
Time: 7:15 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5: SAN FRANCISCO
Event: Book Passage (co-sponsored by the Asia Society)
Ferry Building Store
1 Ferry Building, #42
San Francisco, CA  94111
Time: 6:00 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing

THURSDAY, MAY 6: SONOMA, CA
Event: Readers’ Books
127 East Napa Street
Sonoma, CA  95476
Time: 12 PM
Format:  Luncheon Reading/Discussion & Signing
Tickets are required for the
luncheon, and can be purchased by calling Readers' Books
at 707-939-1779.
 
THURSDAY, MAY 6: OAKLAND
Event: A Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Ave
Oakland, CA  94611
Time:  7:00 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing

FRIDAY, MAY 7: PORTLAND
Event: Powell’s
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 
Time: 7:00 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing
 
SATURDAY, MAY 8: SEATTLE
Event: Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Time: 7:00 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing
 
MONDAY, MAY 10: DENVER
Event:  Tattered Cover Bookstore – Colfax Location
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO  80202
Time: 7:30 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing
 
TUESDAY, MAY 11: MINNEAPOLIS
Event: Barnes & Noble – Edina  
3225 W. 69th St.
Edina, MN  55435
Time: 7:00 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12: SAINT LOUIS
Event: Left Bank Books
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO  63108
Time:  7:00 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing
 
THURSDAY, MAY 13: MILWAUKEE
Event: Next Chapter Bookshop
10976 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI  53092
Time: 7:00 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing

FRIDAY, MAY 14: NEW YORK
Event: Asian American Writers Workshop
Location: 112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001 
Time: 7:00 PM
 
SATURDAY, MAY 15: BOSTON
Event: Borders Books & Music – Back Bay
511 Boylston Street
Boston, MA  02116
Time: 2:00 PM
Format: Talk, Q&A, and Signing



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