Jean Kwok

Mambo In Chinatown

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Girl in Translation


For media and publicity:

Glory Plata
The Penguin Group
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

For speaking engagements:
Tiffany Tomlin
Penguin Speakers Bureau
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

For general inquiries about classroom use:

Academic Marketing Department
Penguin Books
375 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10014

Contact Penguin/Riverhead Books:
Penguin Group
Riverhead Books
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

For rights:

Suzanne Gluck

Executive Vice President

Co-head Worldwide Literary Department

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

1325 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10019

For speaking engagements in the Netherlands:
Luuk Maas
Stichting Schrijvers School Samenleving
Nieuwe Prinsengracht 89
1018VR, Amsterdam


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Read the April 2011 Newsletter


The Maryville Reads book has always been used by the freshmen for the first year experience, but Girl in Translation is the closest we’ve come to a common read for the entire community. The book is rich with a variety of themes that have worked for classes in Occupational Therapy, Graduate education, Business and Nursing. Beyond that, Girl in Translation has had a wide appeal, from the freshmen who are male to our major Maryville donors.

The students really enjoyed Jean. She was so personable. The students were very impressed with her and she had a good rapport with them. Both audiences loved her candor. The conversation just flowed…Jean Kwok was a very good match for Maryville. Her visit was quite an experience for our students, making Girl in Translation come alive!
—Eugenia V. McKee, Ph. D., Dean of the Maryville University Library, Chair, Maryville Reads




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