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Kevin Kwan: “Rich People Problems” | Talks at Google

Live from Google Los Angeles, Kevin Kwan, author of “Crazy Rich Asians” and his latest novel “Rich People Problems”, discusses his wayward creative journey, books, “Crazy Rich Asians” movie, Asians in Hollywood, Asians in Tech, Asians in Asia versus Asian Americans, and his Asian mother.

In 2013, Doubleday published Kevin’s first novel, “Crazy Rich Asians”, which became an international bestseller and has been translated into 13 languages. Its sequel, “China Rich Girlfriend”, also rose to the top of the bestseller lists around the world in 2015, and in May 2017, the final book in the trilogy, “Rich People Problems”, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List at No. 12. Earlier in 2017, Warner Brothers announced they had greenlit “Crazy Rich Asians” and the movie is currently in production. In May 2017, STX Entertainment announced it had acquired rights to a new scripted drama series to be written by Kevin.

More information about Kevin Kwan and his books here: http://www.kevinkwanbooks.com

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  1. This is so inspirational! I also remember feeling the weighty significance of Crazy Rich Asians after I had finished the last page. It was so mindblowing and freaking awesome to read about sexy Asian characters in English. The trilogy has given me, an Asian American girl, confidence, and I recommend it to all my Asian girlfriends. Thank you Kevin Kwan!!!! We love you <3

  2. I cannot wait for the movie! The last book, "Rich People Problems" made me cry! I admired Ah Ma Su Yi so much, how she survived from all the horror of Japanese occupation in WWII and what she truly wished to be the future of Tyersall Park. And i'm curious about who will played Astrid? i admired her so much, she has a great personality, such an elegant lady.. 🙂

  3. I love Kevin Kwan's books!! I've just recently finished the first two books (Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend) and boy that was so good! I'm so excited to buy myself a copy of the 3rd book. ?

  4. Very inspiring!! I have a story to tell. Hope I'm as lucky as Kevin one day to have my book published. Can't wait to see the movie!!!! Hope it does REALLY well. 🙂

  5. A film based in Singapore with no brown people as the main casts. Combating Racism with Racism.

    Essentially, a film based in a country whose ethnic majority is Chinese yet portrays no minority races like Indians and Malays (who just turn out to be brown). Likewise, here in the West where Europeans are the ethnic majority and under portrays minorities.

  6. the producer didn't look hard enough for the best male lead. Handsome, talented and bi-lingual Daniel Wu, Leehom Wang and Shawn Dou would have been perfect for the part.

  7. As a proud Asian Heterosexual alpha male, the trailers look boring. Then they cast a half-Asian male as lead because Hollywood's still racist can't cast a full Asian male. I will not watch this movie ever! And I've waited for so long for this! Super disappointed!

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