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|Also Known As:||Amy Ruth Tan||Died:|
|Born:||February 19, 1952||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Oakland, California, USA||Profession:||Writer ... novelist producer screenwriter freelance business writer language development consultant|
Asian-American novelist turned screenwriter/producer with her first novel "The Joy Luck Club" (1993). Tan began writing professionally in 1983 as a freelance business writer for IBM, AT&T and Apple Computers. In 1989 Tan published her first novel, "The Joy Luck Club," a rich, poignant story detailing the lives of Chinese women and their American-born daughters. The novel quickly became a word-of-mouth sensation before the publishers realized they had a potential major bestseller. With a little marketing push, the novel went on to garner near universal acclaim and sell over two million copies. A mainstay of "The New York Times" bestseller list for 75 weeks, "The Joy Luck Club" was published in 23 languages.
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