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Also Known As: Died:
Born: February 19, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Oakland, California, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Raised in Oakland, CA
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Moved to Switzerland at age 16
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Worked as a language development consultant for disabled children
1983:
Worked as a freelance business writter for IBM, AT&T, and Apple Computers
1989:
Published debut novel, <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Joy Luck Club</i>
1991:
Wrote second novel <i>The Kitchen God's Wife</i>
1992:
Wrote first children's book <i>The Moon Lady</i>
1993:
Made screenwriting and producing debut with Wayne Wang directed adaptation "The Joy Luck Club"; made cameo as house party guest
1996:
Third novel <i>The Hundred Secret Senses</i> (1995) shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction
1996:
Co-wrote non-fiction book <i>Mother</i> with Maya Angelou and Mary Higgins Clark
2001:
Second children's book <i>Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat</i> (1994) adapted into PBS animated series
2003:
Published non-fiction book <i>The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings </i>
2007:
Featured in documentary "Hollywood Chinese"
2011:
Returned to novels with <i>Rules for Virgins</i>

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