Press Release: Novelist Amy Tan Shares Insights Into Her Work and Life (4/23/2003)

Novelist Amy Tan Shares Insights Into Her Work and Life

Acclaimed Writer Reads and Discusses Her Newest Book

LA JOLLA, CA, April 23, 2003 - In a reading from her new collection of non-fiction work entitled, "The Opposite of Fate" followed by a humorous and revealing interview, best-selling author Amy Tan describes the tragedies and accomplishments that marked her youth, and how she draws from these experiences to create such compelling fiction. "An Evening With Amy Tan" was originally recorded at the Eighth Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, and airs on UCTV on Thursday, May 15 at 5:00PM and 8:00PM, and again on Sunday, May 18 at 7:00PM and 10:00PM (all times Pacific).

One of the most highly acclaimed writers of our time, Amy Tan is author of "The Joy Luck Club," a beloved international best-selling novel that explores the relationships of Chinese women and their Chinese-American daughters. She also wrote "The Kitchen God's Wife," "The Hundred Secret Senses," "The Bonesetter's Daughter," and two children's books. Her first non-fiction collection, "The Opposite of Fate," will be released in the fall of 2003.

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