8 Things We Learned About Crazy Rich Asians Author Kevin Kwan

8 Things We Learned About Crazy Rich Asians Author Kevin Kwan

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Loved by readers all over the world, the Crazy Rich Asians series has skyrocketed to book stardom that no one, including author Kevin Kwan, could have ever imagined. And now that the book is being made into a motion picture, Kwan is soon going to be a household name.

However, being an author wasn’t an easy career path for Kwan to take. Aside from getting flak from his family, in a Caucasian-filled publishing world an Asian man writing exclusively about Asian characters was out of the question. But Kwan felt that Asians were underrepresented and misrepresented in pop media and culture, so he decided that a change was in order. “No one was telling the story of modern, contemporary, fashionable, sexy Asians living their lives and having adventures and having dramas and having problems that have nothing to do with being Asian but, at the same time, everything to do with being Asian,” he says.

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